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NIWA destroys fake, expired life jackets seized from boat operators

The National Inland Waterways Authority (NIWA) on Monday destroyed several expired life jacks seized from some commercial boat operators in Lagos  The Lagos Area Manager…

The National Inland Waterways Authority (NIWA) on Monday destroyed several expired life jacks seized from some commercial boat operators in Lagos 

The Lagos Area Manager of NIWA, Sarat Buraimah, who supervised the destruction, said it was a routine exercise.

“We need to remove all fake substandard life jackets from circulation. If an item that was supposed to save people during the time of emergency can’t, then why do we strap it around our bodies?

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“When an accident occurs, the life jacket is to keep you floating for some hours before help should come but in this aspect, because of the nature of the life jackets, it becomes increasingly impossible to do that, so to save lives, we need to impound them,” she said.