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Sanwoolu Launches Lagos Ferry's Commercial Operations. by naptu2: 5:56pm On Feb 04
Lagos begins Commercial Water Transportation, as Sanwo-Olu launches new Speed Boats

...Gov Calls For Private Sector Participation

...Commissioner Unveils LAGFERRY’s Six Routes Of Operations

Lagos State Government has formally kicked off commercial waterways transportation, with the official launch of eight newly acquired speed boats by Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu, on Tuesday.

Sanwo-Olu unveiled the speed boats, which will be operated by the Lagos Ferry Services (LAGFERRY), at a ceremony held at Badore Ferry Terminal in Eti-Osa Local Government Area.

The event marked the commencement of commercial operations in waterways transportation by LAGFERRY. The Governor also launched a mobile application designed to facilitate easy access to the water transportation services.

Sanwo-Olu said the intervention represented a “great leap” in his administration’s strategy to deliver an effective and integrated inter-modal transportation system in addressing the perennial issue of traffic congestion on the roads.

He said: “The narrative of transportation in Lagos is about to change for good, as we are set to take full advantage of the water bodies to decongest our roads and substantially reduce travel time for commuters.

“Today, we are launching eight units of additional ferries to complement the existing six ferries in the fleet of Lagos Ferry Service. It is glaring that for Lagos to be a functional smart city that we desire, there must be diversification of the mode of transportation. There must be interconnectivity of the rail, road and water transportation systems.”

The design and fabrication of the new boats were totally worked out by two local boats manufacturers in line with Sanwo-Olu’s promise to exploring local capacity in providing solutions to various challenges.

The Governor observed that the commencement of commercial operations on waterways would promote a healthy living and restore aesthetics of environment through reduction of carbon emission.

He charged private investors to move in and harness opportunities in the value chain, noting that the Government had solved the teething problems associated with the mode of transportation and infrastructure.

“We are fully committed to increase investment in the development of more routes on the waterways. To consolidate on infrastructure we have provided on the waterways, we will embark on the construction of more jetties and provision of more modern ferry boats to create opportunities for more private sector participation in water transportation,” Sanwo-Olu said.

The Governor said the State would drive full compliance on measures put in place to ensure the safety of commuters using the waterways, adding that the Lagos State Waterways Authority (LASWA) was being strengthened to effectively discharge its monitoring and regulatory duties in line with best practice.

He said: “We are going to spread the efficiency of the LAGFERRY services to meet the demand of the people at various times of the day. Before the end of the year, we will double the capacity in the LAGFERRY’s fleet from 14 to 30 boats. This is to enable the agency discharge its mandate to ease the movement of Lagosians from various parts of the city to another through the waterways.”

Sanwo-Olu promised that modern jetties would also be built in Badagry, Lekki, and Ajegunle, pledging that the one being built in Ijegun would be completed.

Chief Executive Officer of LAGFERRY, Hon. Abdulbaq Balogun said the launching charted a new course for water transportation in the State.

The agency, Balogun said, remained fully committed to exploring the capacity of waterways to strengthen mass transportation in line with transportation blueprint of the Sanwo-Olu administration.

With over 30 jetties across the State, the LAGFERRY boss said Lagos had provided infrastructure to boost water transportation, adding that the commencement of commercial operations by the agency would reduce persistent gridlock on the highways.

He said: “With our global water transportation licence, LAGFERRY will operate on all the waterways routes in Lagos, starting gradually according to the available capacity. We will be deploying all our 14 available ferries to cover the three senatorial zones immediately.

“Our well developed and properly coordinated water transportation is also helping in haulage across the State, moving trucks, containers and goods, thereby relieving the roads of heavy duty trucks which contribute in no small measure to failure of roads.”

Before the fourth quarter of the year, Balogun said LAGFERRY would extend its services to all 40 water routes licenced for Lagos.

Also, Commissioner for Transport, Dr. Frederic Oladehinde, described the event as another giant stride in Transport Sector Reform embarked on by the Sanwo-Olu administration, saying the standard of the boats would meet the transportation need of residents in an emerging Smart City.

Oladehinde announced the six routes of LAGFERRY’s operations, which include Ikorodu to Falomo; Ikorodu to Ebute Ero and Marina; Ebute Ojo to Ijegun Egba, Apapa and Marina; Bayeku to Oke Ira Nla and Falomo; Mile 2 to Marina, and Badore to Ijede.

Three of the boats deployed for operations by LAGFERRY have the capacity to carry 60 passengers, two were built to carry 50 passengers, while another two had capacities of 40 passengers. Also, three of the boats will carry 30 passengers, four will carry 25 passengers and two will carry 25 passengers.

All the boats are built with comfortable seats, in-built Wi-Fi and modern technological devices that will aid smooth operations and safety.

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Re: Sanwoolu Launches Lagos Ferry's Commercial Operations. by naptu2: 5:56pm On Feb 04

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Re: Sanwoolu Launches Lagos Ferry's Commercial Operations. by naptu2: 5:56pm On Feb 04
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Re: Sanwoolu Launches Lagos Ferry's Commercial Operations. by signature2012(m): 6:14pm On Feb 04
Hope safety was also considered when launching the ferries.
Water guard,life jacket etc.

Modified.
Just imagine what the dumb ass of a Governor came to launch today as if it was some gigantic infrastructure.

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Re: Sanwoolu Launches Lagos Ferry's Commercial Operations. by Witchersunited: 6:16pm On Feb 04
Why do Nigerian politicians always dress up like the organization they are launching?

It's really stupid, imagine the thousands budgeted for what he is wearing and will never wear again

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Re: Sanwoolu Launches Lagos Ferry's Commercial Operations. by NwanyiOkpa(f): 6:18pm On Feb 04
There have never been a bad Lagos Governor.

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Re: Sanwoolu Launches Lagos Ferry's Commercial Operations. by Sirnuel: 6:18pm On Feb 04
lol

how many people will eight speed boat carry at once

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Re: Sanwoolu Launches Lagos Ferry's Commercial Operations. by money121(m): 6:18pm On Feb 04
Ok
Re: Sanwoolu Launches Lagos Ferry's Commercial Operations. by ready4glory: 6:18pm On Feb 04
Still, bring back Okada

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Re: Sanwoolu Launches Lagos Ferry's Commercial Operations. by spafu(m): 6:18pm On Feb 04
Ok
Re: Sanwoolu Launches Lagos Ferry's Commercial Operations. by Afrikween(f): 6:18pm On Feb 04
This man doesn’t have sense

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Re: Sanwoolu Launches Lagos Ferry's Commercial Operations. by Prompto: 6:18pm On Feb 04
My Igbo people will wail over this claiming Tinubu as chop all Lagos money n be praising Ugwuanyi that is commissioning cement pan.


See them below...
Awon children nurtured with bigotry hatred n acute stupidity from the womb.

Racoon:
Human! Hope Lagosians will not start hearing of waterways deaths? Because safety is often relegated into the background in Nigeria esp.on water.Many swimming pools dont have sufficient life jackets.
MilesLamar:
Point and kill things.. my guy pointus pilate
KevMitnick:
Ok, that's fine. What about all the people hitting the streets everyday like IDPs looking for food? What are the governor's plan for them after the ban on okada and keke?

MondayOsunbor:

give them 6 month as usual we will hear story that touch the heart , them stupid excuse and who fault it is


Have you queried how many cement pan Ugwuayi bought for the entire population of Enugu today or is Enugu not closer to you than Lagos. I checked your comment history n discovered your entire household would rather shut your foolish mouth about that but here you are wailing profusely about Lagos that your forefathers n unborn generation as never contributed a dime to it development.

PatrickOkunima:
I was about asking the same question.
Studyinchina200:
8 boats for population of over 21 million people?

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Re: Sanwoolu Launches Lagos Ferry's Commercial Operations. by Racoon(m): 6:19pm On Feb 04
Human! Hope Lagosians will not start hearing of waterways deaths? Because safety is often relegated into the background in Nigeria esp.on water.Many swimming pools dont have sufficient life jackets.

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Re: Sanwoolu Launches Lagos Ferry's Commercial Operations. by NwanyiOkpa(f): 6:19pm On Feb 04
ready4glory:
Still, bring back Okada

NO!

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Re: Sanwoolu Launches Lagos Ferry's Commercial Operations. by CrimeKsmart: 6:19pm On Feb 04
Sanwo-Olu will be the best lagos state governor.

Nice initiative... It will go a long way in reducing Lagos traffic

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Re: Sanwoolu Launches Lagos Ferry's Commercial Operations. by MilesLamar(m): 6:19pm On Feb 04
Point and kill things.. my guy pointus pilate

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Re: Sanwoolu Launches Lagos Ferry's Commercial Operations. by Guest911: 6:19pm On Feb 04
signature2012:

Hope safety was also considered when launching the ferries.
Water guard,life jacket etc.
the life jacket were substandard.

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Re: Sanwoolu Launches Lagos Ferry's Commercial Operations. by MrMcJay(m): 6:19pm On Feb 04
Reminds me of when Ambode banned Lawma and launched Visionscape.

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Re: Sanwoolu Launches Lagos Ferry's Commercial Operations. by Chrisemeka1(m): 6:19pm On Feb 04
Okay
Re: Sanwoolu Launches Lagos Ferry's Commercial Operations. by miltonchux(m): 6:20pm On Feb 04
Lagos water ways transportation is under utilized. Let's see how this plays out.

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Re: Sanwoolu Launches Lagos Ferry's Commercial Operations. by Lexusgs430: 6:20pm On Feb 04
signature2012:

Hope safety was also considered when launching the ferries.
Water guard,life jacket etc.

Their motto is sailing you safely nah....... grin
Re: Sanwoolu Launches Lagos Ferry's Commercial Operations. by gabsteve(m): 6:20pm On Feb 04
Hahahah point n kill lol

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Re: Sanwoolu Launches Lagos Ferry's Commercial Operations. by Hamzaay(m): 6:21pm On Feb 04
Did they consider the common man?

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Re: Sanwoolu Launches Lagos Ferry's Commercial Operations. by mimilogs: 6:21pm On Feb 04
Beautiful. He truly cares after all cool
Re: Sanwoolu Launches Lagos Ferry's Commercial Operations. by Jack500: 6:21pm On Feb 04
Many people have branded sanwo-olu as failure, already, but I am still giving him benefit of doubt.

Lagos must work.
Itesiwaju eko lo je wa logun
God bless my governor.

God bless Lagos state.

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Re: Sanwoolu Launches Lagos Ferry's Commercial Operations. by Sammy07: 6:21pm On Feb 04
NwanyiOkpa:
There have never been a bad Lagos Governor.
I think I'll agree with you

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Re: Sanwoolu Launches Lagos Ferry's Commercial Operations. by sammyj: 6:21pm On Feb 04
grin People should stop complaining, trekking and start using the water transportation as a better means!!! grin grin

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Re: Sanwoolu Launches Lagos Ferry's Commercial Operations. by solmus: 6:22pm On Feb 04
cool



Point and Do Governor

Pointus wants to reform Lagos by fire by thunder, unlike Ambode wey dey look Uche face, Pointus no send no baggar

.

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Re: Sanwoolu Launches Lagos Ferry's Commercial Operations. by KevMitnick: 6:22pm On Feb 04
Ok, that's fine. What about all the people hitting the streets everyday like IDPs looking for food? What are the governor's plan for them after the ban on okada and keke?

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