Lagos State Waterways Authority (LASWA) intensifies effort on water hyacinth clearing exercise.
Water hyacinth is a seasonal ocean weed that usually spread across the water channels.
It causes damage to boat engines and obstruct free flow of traffic on the Waterways.
This was revealed in a statement issued on Thursday, 12th November 2020, by Mr. Oluwadamilola Emmanuel, General Manager of the Agency, LASWA.
Emmanuel explained that LASWA has completed the water hyacinth’s pegging down at ipakodo-Ikorodu terminal in readiness for actual clearing and removal of the stubborn weed from the water channel.
LASWA GM also stated that water hyacinth pegging exercise is currently ongoing simultaneously at Badore-Ajah and ijede-Ikorodu area of Lagos.
He said this will be followed by proper clearing and removal of the weed from ferry channels. The LASWA boss added that there are plans to extend the exercise to Badagry and Epe axis by next week.
Part of the statements reads :
“The exercise is to run all through the year-end till the hyacinth is removed from all ferry routes on the State inland Waterways.”
The GM reassures all commuters of their safety while using the waterways and the state government’s commitment towards safeguarding lives and properties on the Waterways at all times.
Water hyacinth is a seasonal ocean weed that usually spread across the water channels. It causes damage to boat engines and obstructs free flow of traffic on the Waterways.