The Lagos State government on Monday said it has commenced training of 100 pupils in the riverine communities on safety.
This was disclosed by the general manager of the Lagos State Waterways Authority (LASWA), Oluwadamilola Emmanuel, in a statement made available to BUSINNESSinsiderng In Lagos.
According to him, the authority has commenced a week-long water safety class and swimming training for pupils in the riverine communities of Lagos.
Emmanuel said that the training is the 2nd edition of one of LASWA’s advocacy programmes tagged the “Lagos Water Savvy Kids Programme.”
He also said that LASWA had partnered with the Dolphin Swim School, a premier swim programme serving women and children in Lagos state.
The LASWA boss, said that 100 students from four public schools in riverine communities at the Ojo axis of Lagos were selected to participate in this year’s edition.
“The participating schools are: Salvation Army Primary School, Ikare; Unity Grammar School, Ikare; Local Authority Primary School, Ibasa; Local Authority and Salvation Army Primary Schools, Ibeshe.
“With this training, school children using the waterways will be more confident, be conscious of their safety, and be self-reliant in an emergency,” Emmanuel said.