LAGOS – The National Inland Waterways Authority (NIWA), Lagos Area, on Wednesday said that it had yet to ascertain the cause of the Monday’s boat mishap in the state.
The Head of Marine Operations of NIWA, Mrs Sarat Suleiman, made this known in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Lagos.
According to Suleiman, all the 10 passengers on board put on life-saving jackets.
“All passengers wore life saving jackets; no one could determine the cause of the incident.
“One out of ten passengers on board died, and the body was immediately recovered,’’ she said.
Suleiman said that the body of the deceased had been handed over to the family.
NAN reports the Coconut Island-bound passenger boat capsized at about 4p. m. between Ojo and Tin Can Island in Apapa Local Government Area.
The mishap happened at Ibasa Operational Area of NIWA.
It occurred barely a month after a passenger boat capsized at the Bonny Camp, Victoria Island, Lagos, during which a middle-aged woman lost her life out of the 10 passengers on board.
Suleiman urged ferry operators and commuters to ensure that all necessary safety measures were put in place before any travel. (NAN)