In a bid to enable easy water transportation, the Lagos State Government has announced its plans to reveal and induce the use of eight new boats and mobile application.
At the launch of the LAGFERRY operations on Saturday, Mr Abdoulbaq Ladi-Balogun, the Managing Director, Lagos Ferry Services (LAGFERRY), disclosed that the boats and app would be revealed on February 4, Tuesday.
Abdoulbaq said the LAGFERRY would operate on all water routes in order to solve the gridlock problem which seemed to be incessant.
“These boats are in the following capacities of 60Pax Capacity 3units, 50pax Capacity 2units, 40pax Capacity 3units, 30Pax Capacity 4units and 25Pax Capacity 2units.
“With our global water transportation licence, LAGFERRY will operate on all the waterways routes in Lagos State, although in gradual phases according to the available capacity.
“We plan to deploy all our 14 available ferries to cover the three senatorial zones immediately on the date of our commercial operations launch.
“We will subsequently procure and deploy more ferries to other viable routes before the second quarter of the year 2020,” he said
Mentioning the routes which the ferries would operate, he said, “Ipakodo Terminal, Ikorodu to Five Cowries Terminal, Falomo Ikoyi; Ipakodo Terminal, Ikorodu to Ebute Ero Jetty-Elegbata–Lagos Island, then to Marina Terminal CMS.
" Five Cowries Terminal, Falomo Ikoyi to Badore Terminal, Ajah-Eti in Osa Local Government; Ebute Ero Jetty, Ojo Local Government to Ijegun Egba Terminal, Oriade LCDA, Amuwo-Odofin Local Government to Marina Terminal, CMS.
“ Mile 2 Terminal, Amuwo-Odofin Local Government to Liverpool Jetty, Apapa to Marina Terminal CMS; the route from Badore Terminal, Ajah in Eti-Osa Local Government to Ijede Jetty, Ikorodu”
He also promised that more ferries with technology and comfortability are to come.