The Senator representing Kwara North Senatorial District, Senator Sadiq Suleiman Umar has distributed life jackets to riverine communities and commercial boat operators in Kwara North Senatorial District.
The lawmaker in a statement signed by his media team in Ilorin, the Kwara State capital reads, “the safety of our people is a priority, hence the need for us to have life jackets at every boat station.
“The lives of my constituents is of great concern, we can’t afford to be loosing our people to boat mishaps, if our people must cross river, they should be able to do that with a minimum safety.
Riverine communities and commercial boat operators in Edu, Moro and Patigi local government areas of Kwara State have witnessed frequent boat mishaps and the attendant loss of lives. “The aim is to assist operators who cannot afford to buy life jackets for the safety of the people.” The statement added.
The lawmaker urged the community leaders to educate their people on the importance of using the jackets and to enforce its use in their respective communities.