The Lagos State Government (LASG) in 2008 enacted the Lagos State Waterways Authority Act, which established the Lagos Waterways Authority (LASWA). LASWA is charged with the responsibility of coordinating and managing the reforms necessary for the long-term growth and development of water transportation in Lagos State, including the granting of ferry licenses and concessions for the operation of terminals to the private sector. These reforms entail the creation of an enabling long-term regulatory environment that attracts significant private sector involvement in the provision of water transport services. Through LASWA, the LASG has embarked on policy reforms that promote and facilitate investments for the provision of water transport aimed at realizing potentials towards becoming an attractive mode of transport. The fundamental responsibility of LASWA is to manage, improve and enhance navigation opportunities for Lagos State inland waterways.
To Regulate and promote the use of Lagos inland waterways, encourage sustainable investments and develop lasting water transport solutions for the people of Lagos State.
To Transform Lagos into a Model city with world class inland waterways infrastructure and services.
We strive to embrace and drive change in our industry which allows us to keep our clients relevant and ready to adapt.
To achieve our vision above, we aim to:
Manage, improve and enhance navigation opportunities for the waterways
Protection of Interest
Protect the interest of those navigating and using the waterways.
Promote better access and information for Boat Operators and users of small craft.
Contribute to enhanced bio diversity, heritage and landscape values of the waterways;
Develop the health, economic and social benefits of navigation, to the advantage of everyone
A renewed focus on boating education and safety campaign;