Former Clerk of the Lagos State House of Assembly, Otunba Olusegun Abiru has urged both the state and federal government to enforce strict adherence to safety rules on waterways while sympathising with the families of the victims of the fateful boat mishap in Ikorodu on Wednesday.
The unfortunate incident claimed five lives at the Ebute Terminal yesterday. In a statement released on Thursday, Otunba Abiru who is the chairman, Ikorodu-Oga Development Association also called on the Lagos State Government to promptly improve on the transportation services on our water ways, to restore the confidence of Lagos commuters.
To ensure strict adherence to safety measures by ferry operators on Lagos waterways, the Lagos East Senatorial aspirant on the platform of the All Progressive Congress party enjoined users of ferry services to report any sharp practices they may notice or observed among operators, in order to bring erring operators to book.
Abiru also prayed for the repose of the souls of the departed for God to grant their families the fortitude to bear the irreparable loss.