Lagos deploys Covid-19 Safety Marshals across jetties

The Lagos State government says it has trained and deployed about 48 Covid-19 volunteers as Safety Marshals to jetties across the State.

This is according to the Director General of Lagos State Safety Commission, Mr Lanre Mojola who reiterated the commitment of the State Government to the safety of lives on the State waterways.


Mr Mojola in a statement said that the training was carried out in collaboration with the Lagos Office of the Sustainable Development Goals and Lagos State Waterways Authority.


The training sessions according to the statement, was led by the Special Adviser to the Governor on Sustainable Development Goals SDGs, Mrs. Solape Hammond, supported by the General Manager, Lagos State Waterways Authority, Mr. Damilola Emmanuel.

The DG, Safety Commission for his part, said that “the volunteer safety marshals provided by the Office of the Sustainable Development Goals are saddled with the responsibility of ensuring that commuters wear their Personal Protective Equipment and provide safety briefings to commuters before trips at various jetties across the State.

“The safety marshals were trained on safety standards and protocols to ensure the safety of citizens seeking to commute through the waterways on basic safety precautionary measures on waterways.”

Taking responsibility

He further underscored the importance of taking safety as a collective responsibility adding that everyone has to play their part in order to complement the efforts of the Lagos State Government in curbing spread of the deadly virus.

Mojola who enjoined Bars, Restaurants, Spas, Hotels and other social centers to ensure they register their businesses on, however sounded a note of warning that facilities that open without procuring the provisional safety compliance letter and operate above the stipulated number of 50 people in line with the current directives of the State Government will be shut down.

Cross Section of Volunteer Safety Marshal and Special Adviser to the Governor on SDG, Mrs Solape Hammond, DG Safety Commission, Mr Lanre Mojola, General Manager Lagos State Waterways Authority, Mr Damilola Emmanuel among other state officials after the training sessions.

Source: Voice of Nigeria