Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu has approved the purchase of eight high capacity ferries to boost water transportation in Lagos State.
The tally rises to fourteen ferries from six once acquired and Mr. Governor stated that Lagos Strategic Transport Master Plan would not be actualize without water transportation since works were been intensified on rail and road transportations to reduce travel time in the state.
The Lagos State Waterways Authority (LASWA) is also tasked with the responsibility to monitor the activities of LAGFERRY just as they observe activities of private operators on Lagos waterways.
The Managing Director, LAGFERRY, Ladi Balogun, disclosed that the ferries will be deployed in 2020 to strategic routes to reduce travel time within the state.
“Ferries would be deployed next year to lift passengers from Ipakodo Terminal in Ikorodu Local Government to Ebute Ero Jetty in Elegbata, Lagos Island Local Government and Marina Terminal, CMS. Also, ferries will be available for passengers from five Cowries Terminal in Falomo, Ikoyi enroute Badore Terminal, Ajah in Eti-Osa Local Government.
“For those in Ojo Local Government, our ferries will be at Ebute-Ojo Jetty through Ijegun-Egba Terminal in Oriade Local Council Development Area (LCDA) and to Marina Terminal in CMS,” Balogun explained.
“Also, passengers in Amuwo Odofin Local Government can make good use of Mile 2 Terminal through Liverpool Jetty in Apapa Local Government and then to Marina Terminal in CMS while those leaving Ajah in Eti-Osa Local Government to Ikorodu will get our ferries in Badore Terminal to Ijede Jetty”.