In the statement issued on Tuesday, the General Manager, Lagos State Waterways Authority (LASWA), Oluwadamilola Emmanuel, explained that the jetties had insufficient personnel.
The official disclosed the guards underwent a series of training in basic waterway safety, jetty operational procedures and conflict resolution.
“They have been equipped to ensure adequate safety compliance by boat operators and ferry passengers on the waterways and at jetties.”
Others are the Mile 2 Ferry Terminal near Mile 2 Bus stop, Imore jetty off Alakija Bus stop and Ebute Chief jetty in Epe, among others.
LASWA said that the agency had a total of 108 water guards manning no fewer than 37 jetties and terminals.
Emmanuel commended Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu for his commitment to improving the water transport sector.