Technology startup donates lifejackets to waterways stakeholders


By Seun Ibiyemi

As part of it’s commitment towards the development of Lagos inland waterways, a  Nigerian-based ride hailing company, OsaGo, has donated 500 life jackets to stakeholders in the sector.

OsaGo is working with boat operators to develop a ride hailing platform that supports and expands their business. The app is set to launch in October and offers fully digital bookings and payment systems to improve accessibility, transparency and safety to the water transport sector.

As part of its larger Corporate Social Responsibility CSR initiative, OsaGo committed to donate 500 Life Jackets to waterways stakeholders, namely Lagos State waterways Authority-LASWA, National inland waterways Authority-NIWA and Association of Tourist Boat Operators of Nigeria ATBOWATON.

The life jackets donation took place at the Falomo, ikoyi five cowries terminal Head Office of LASWA and at the Tarzan Jetty-ATBOWATON Secretariat.

An OsaGo spokesperson said that “the donation forms part of a broader safety initiative to improve safety on the inland waterways for both passengers and boat personnel.”