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Lagos launches fuel station for boats to boast water transportation

By Oluwaseun Sonde

The Lagos State Waterways Authority (LASWA) has launched its first-ever fuel station located at the Agency’s Office in Falomo-Ikoyi, with the primary aim of boosting water transportation activities, through the selling of PMS to boats on the inland waterways.

The General Manager of LASWA, Mr. Damilola Emmanuel made this known on Wednesday, while explained that the initiative will further promote water transportation safety by discouraging the use of jerry cans and kegs for fuel storage on board.

The filling station will be operated by Ibile Oil and Gas Company (IOGC), being the agency of government in charge of the downstream sector, Emmanuel disclosed that the outlet commenced operations on Tuesday, September 22nd, 2020, with fuel being sold to operators at the official pump price.

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