NIWA Blames Kwara Boat Mishap On Lack of Safety Jackets, Overloading

NIWA Blames Kwara Boat Mishap On Lack of Safety Jackets, Overloading
Management of National Inland Waterways Authority (NIWA) has blamed lack of adherence to safety procedures and overloading as factors responsible for the Kwara boat mishap over the weekend.

In a statement by the general manager, Corporate Affairs of NIWA, Tayo Fadile, yesterday, the authority said report from the area office showed that failure to wear safety jacket also contributed to the mishap.

Fadile, while commiserating with the government and people of Kwara State on the boat mishap said the Area Manager attributed the cause of the accident to failure to adhere to NIWA Safety guidelines which includes overloading of the boat, using dilapidated and old boat and failure to use life jackets by the passengers.

“We will like to use this medium to appeal to the general public especially river users to strictly adhere to NIWA safety guidelines” he added.

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