Governor Sanwo-Olu Commission’s New Waterways Monitoring And Data Management Center In Falomo, Ikoyi

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2 min readDec 17, 2022
Governor Sanwo-Olu Commission's New Waterways Monitoring And Data Management Center In Falomo, Ikoyi


Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, on Friday commissioned the newly set up Waterways Monitoring and Data Management Centre (WMDMC) on the Five Cowrie Terminal — the headquarters of the Lagos State Waterways Authority (LASWA) in Falomo, Ikoyi.

The Data Management Centre, that is first of its kind in the country, is a centralised tracking base for all activities on the Lagos Waterways. By the technology, LASWA is now empowered to generate real-time information, enhance protection, and collect information for non-stop development of the inland waterways.

Governor Sanwo-Olu additionally unveiled an advanced DJI Aerial Drone for surface surveillance and BlueEye Pro drone for underwater search and rescue operations, as well as handed over units of computerized U-SAFE rescuing devices for emergency evacuation.

Sanwo-Olu, on the occasion nicely attended by private operators, inaugurated LASWA Search and Rescue Unit (SAR), so that it will be accountable for patrolling and implementing the state’s waterways guidelines and regulation.

The governor stated the improvement in addition verified his administration’s dedication toward enhancing mobility via a multimodal transportation system and developing less expensive transit alternatives for the residents.

Sanwo-Olu stated that Traffic Management and Transportation remained the key element of his government’s economic improvement plan, stressing that waterways transport had enjoyed unique interest within the closing 3 years due to the need to hyperlink it with present rail and road transportation networks.

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