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Ondo: NSCDC goes tough on boat, ferry transporters flouting safety rule

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The Nigeria Safety and Civil Defence Corps, NSCDC, Ondo State Command, has vowed to henceforth arrest boat and ferry transporters endangering folks’s lives throughout the water methods within the state.

In accordance with the NSCDC, waterways transporters flouting security guidelines on water methods throughout the state will now not be speared as avoidable accidents will likely be prevented by all means.

The Command’s Spokesperson, Olufemi Omole disclosed that the Commandant, Hammed Abodunrin, had deployed personnel to particular places within the state in direction of stopping potential catastrophe.

Omole stated the transfer turned crucial following the incessant boat accidents within the riverine of the state the place no fewer than 4 lives had been claimed.

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Whereas stressing that the mandatory security guidelines can be enforced, Omole added that many had additionally been injured in avoidable boat accidents within the state.

Omole maintained that
He stated the Commandant “lamented on the earlier Boat mishap at Ilaje Native Authorities Space which claimed the life of 1 (1) passenger leaving fifteen (15) others wounded because of over-speeding and refusal to make use of Life Jackets. As well as, He sighted the current night time incidence when a Velocity Boat left Ugbonla for Igbenefa in Ilaje and encountered a collision with an even bigger picket boat from the excessive sea resulting in the loss of life of One and 4 passengers terribly injured.

“It’s excessive time our folks positioned premise on the worth of human life; we’ve warned repeatedly that no transporter or passenger ought to journey the water methods with out placing on their Life Jackets. Henceforth, the Command Marine Particular drive can be on patrol and violators be arrested.”

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