Yesterday, the Operations Manager of Metro Ferry Services, Zakari Dekina advised the Lagos State Government to channelize lagoons in the state to curtail accidents on waterways, adding that it would guarantee security and safety.
“There is need for proper channelisation of our waterways and markings of our waterways, just as is the case on our roads. We expect that these would help guide our boat captains to identify bad spots and tell them where to navigate. If the regulatory authorities do this, it would go a long way to ensuring that accidents are reduced,” he said.
Dekina added that a situation where various categories of users plied the same route was unhealthy for water transportation.
The manager said that apart from being beneficial to boat operators, having dedicated routes could douse tensions between fishermen and loggers.