December 3, 2022

Members of the Lagos State House of Assembly, has confirmed the tragic lost of all four passengers in another boat mishap on late Sunday in the state.

The house disclosed that the unfortunate incident led to the deaths of three being from the same family and one other victim.

The lawmakers have commiserated with the families of those who lost their loved ones in the mishap and has described the incident as “unfortunate.”

According to to the representative of Kosofo Constituency II, Femi Saheed, “four people lost their lives with three of the dead being from the same family.

“It is a tragedy we must not experience again.”

“We should call on the government to direct all relevant agencies including the Lagos State Ministries of Waterfront and Infrastructure Development, Waterways Authority, the Environment, to make sure drainages and canals are cleared especially now that the river banks are high so water can flow freely,” he moved.

He also moved that the Ministry of Information and Strategy should create awareness on the use of life jackets and how boats should not be overloaded.

In an affirmative speech, Richard Kasumu, noted: “The call is very necessary, especially at this time when we are having incessant flooding in some parts of the country.

“We should also call on the Local government chairmen to make sure drainages in their jurisdictions are cleared.”

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