Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, has approved the permanent absorption of the Lagos State Waterways Authority water guards into the Lagos State Civil Service.
The governor also approved the employment of additional officers into the LASWA water guard corps to ensure effective monitoring of the state inland waterways and guarantee waterways users’ safety, according to a statement issued by the agency on Wednesday.
Water Guards Corps is the law enforcement unit of the Lagos State Waterways Authority. The water guards officers play a vital role in ensuring that water transport rules and regulations in Lagos are adhered to at all times.
The water guards, supported by the Counter Terrorist Unit of the Nigerian Police collectively patrol the entire waterways network daily, thereby ensuring safety and security of lives and properties on the waterways.
The newly absorbed officers have undertaken training in emergency response, first aid, and cardiopulmonary resuscitation administrations.
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