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Lagos Begins Commercial Water Transportation, As Sanwo-Olu Launches Speed Boats by postbox: 8:01am On Feb 06
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 water transportation services.

Sanwo-Olu said the intervention represented a “great leap” in his administration’s strategy to deliver an effective and integrated intermodal 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 boat 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 healthy living and restore the aesthetics of the environment through the 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 increasing investment in the development of more routes on the waterways. To consolidate on the 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 to 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.

SOURCE:https://brandspurng.com/2020/02/05/traffic-lagos-begins-commercial-water-transportation-as-sanwo-olu-launches-new-speed-boats/

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Re: Lagos Begins Commercial Water Transportation, As Sanwo-Olu Launches Speed Boats by postbox: 8:03am On Feb 06
More Pictures...

Re: Lagos Begins Commercial Water Transportation, As Sanwo-Olu Launches Speed Boats by michlins(m): 8:13am On Feb 06
With about population of twenty million, how many people can these boats ferry every day

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Re: Lagos Begins Commercial Water Transportation, As Sanwo-Olu Launches Speed Boats by donbachi(m): 8:14am On Feb 06
Sanbobo is working...not like one state where women are given headpans and shovel...dat governor should be arrested for forced labour...just turn people mama into ogwuaja workers.

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Re: Lagos Begins Commercial Water Transportation, As Sanwo-Olu Launches Speed Boats by medTechworld(f): 8:37am On Feb 06
Hmm... how many people go use this mean of Tp?

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Re: Lagos Begins Commercial Water Transportation, As Sanwo-Olu Launches Speed Boats by Jayvio: 8:37am On Feb 06
Funny dude
Re: Lagos Begins Commercial Water Transportation, As Sanwo-Olu Launches Speed Boats by MANNABBQGRILLS: 8:37am On Feb 06
Very good development....

Good one Sanwo-Olu.

Back to the issue of Okada and Keke BAN,
We need more than the 65 buses provided 48 hours ago Your Excellency.
Please do this for the 21 Million people in Lagos state.

Eko oni baje o....

God bless Lagos state.

God bless Nigeria.

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Re: Lagos Begins Commercial Water Transportation, As Sanwo-Olu Launches Speed Boats by Gentlemanforyou: 8:38am On Feb 06
Ok
Re: Lagos Begins Commercial Water Transportation, As Sanwo-Olu Launches Speed Boats by clarocuzioo(m): 8:38am On Feb 06
@ MANNABBQGRILLS, I noticed you were conspicuously absent on the thread that MTN is charging VAT after calls in compliance with the new VAT rate, thank God zombies like you are not exempted, Madrid guy confirmed that.

BACK TO THREAD.

Good one by Sanwolu, I have always been wondering why Lagos State has been slow to explore water transportation.

Trust me it is the solution to Lagos Traffic, what they needed to do is to ensure safety measures are put in place, emergency services are scattered all around the water ways and active 24/7, then explore the full potentials of this means of transportation, and watch the traffic situation reduce drastically.

Somebody coming to VI from AJAH, can just drive his car inside a "PONTU" , When he gets to VI, he will drive out and drive down to his office, avoiding the Lekki -Epe expressway.

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Re: Lagos Begins Commercial Water Transportation, As Sanwo-Olu Launches Speed Boats by olaolulazio(m): 8:38am On Feb 06
500 from Badore to Ijede is better..


Selfie things grin grin

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Re: Lagos Begins Commercial Water Transportation, As Sanwo-Olu Launches Speed Boats by cassidy1996(m): 8:39am On Feb 06
good
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Re: Lagos Begins Commercial Water Transportation, As Sanwo-Olu Launches Speed Boats by Timidangote(m): 8:39am On Feb 06
Well! Good governance can't favor everyone in an underdeveloped country.
Nice one Sanwo-Olu

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Re: Lagos Begins Commercial Water Transportation, As Sanwo-Olu Launches Speed Boats by vastolord4(m): 8:39am On Feb 06
Clap for him
Re: Lagos Begins Commercial Water Transportation, As Sanwo-Olu Launches Speed Boats by Bear007: 8:39am On Feb 06
Not all of us live close to water... What are they doing about bikes and tricycle ban on inner land.
Re: Lagos Begins Commercial Water Transportation, As Sanwo-Olu Launches Speed Boats by Kekereekun123: 8:39am On Feb 06
Ajah to ikoyi 2k to and fro. Madness

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Re: Lagos Begins Commercial Water Transportation, As Sanwo-Olu Launches Speed Boats by aminusodiq(m): 8:39am On Feb 06
Vv

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Re: Lagos Begins Commercial Water Transportation, As Sanwo-Olu Launches Speed Boats by handsomeyinka(m): 8:39am On Feb 06
Very Soon Dey Go Implement Water Police to take bribe from the boat riders.Nigeria sef done tire me..

NA SO one conductor drink paraga for oshodi come do mistake call LONDON instead of ladipo bus stop..Na so this drama start

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Re: Lagos Begins Commercial Water Transportation, As Sanwo-Olu Launches Speed Boats by DropsMic(m): 8:40am On Feb 06
Dope

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Re: Lagos Begins Commercial Water Transportation, As Sanwo-Olu Launches Speed Boats by princemillla(m): 8:40am On Feb 06
That’s how we roll. Decongest Lagos road

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Re: Lagos Begins Commercial Water Transportation, As Sanwo-Olu Launches Speed Boats by Fisher007: 8:40am On Feb 06
Hmm

This doesn't add up. Most will say nice move to decongest Lagos. But trust me this is a dumb move.

Why

First of all, past week ago, he cut or reduce most of the working transportation means that have been effective over the years.

Only to introduce only 10-20 boats not transportation ferries. Seriously. This means of transport that any problem or accident means 80% death for commuters.

In developed countries, people build on existing system and improve on it. In Nigeria we stop or destroy that for personal gains.

Even reading some comments both above and below shows me why we are in this state.

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Re: Lagos Begins Commercial Water Transportation, As Sanwo-Olu Launches Speed Boats by Mixial: 8:40am On Feb 06
cheesy
Re: Lagos Begins Commercial Water Transportation, As Sanwo-Olu Launches Speed Boats by Roon9(m): 8:41am On Feb 06
Omo.. Imagine Oboats! grin

At least about 100 people won't be trekking daily.

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Re: Lagos Begins Commercial Water Transportation, As Sanwo-Olu Launches Speed Boats by Jack500: 8:41am On Feb 06
Lagos state is working.

We will never allow some useless herdsmen with born to rule mentality infiltrate our land all in the name of keke or okada riding, if u are not comfortable leave Lagos.

it is not compulsory u die in lagos, u either conform with the rule of the land or carry your gala back to Abia state, kerosene + gala might be a good combo after all.

God bless Sanwo-olu
God bless Lagos state
God bless Southwest.
Amotekun in progress.

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Re: Lagos Begins Commercial Water Transportation, As Sanwo-Olu Launches Speed Boats by Neddstark: 8:41am On Feb 06
Take transport to the ferry station 200 naira. Take 800 ferry. From there, take another bus to your destination. Then follow the same route to return. You would have spent over 2500 on transport per day and all the money goes to Lagos state government. They simply want to make money for themselves.
Im for the okada ban. But for Gods sake leave keke to ply some roads. Keke that cannot run, na wetin they wan use do armed robbery? Regulate them and allow Gokada and Oride to operate. Else traffic in Lagos is a no go area. Productivity will be greatly reduced when commuters spend 5 hours in transit and 7 hours in the office.
The people in office are nothing but blockheads and their supporters are like lemmings dumbly following without reasoning. We need a revolution against insensitive governance.

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Re: Lagos Begins Commercial Water Transportation, As Sanwo-Olu Launches Speed Boats by Yankiss(m): 8:41am On Feb 06
How many days is Sanwo Olu going to launch this on Nairaland? oya e don do. Sanwo Olu please do another thing. grin grin

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Re: Lagos Begins Commercial Water Transportation, As Sanwo-Olu Launches Speed Boats by TRUSTEDGUY: 8:42am On Feb 06
Good initiative but na maintenance be the problem

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Re: Lagos Begins Commercial Water Transportation, As Sanwo-Olu Launches Speed Boats by kolaa007(m): 8:42am On Feb 06
How many times we go read the same stale news in different formats

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Re: Lagos Begins Commercial Water Transportation, As Sanwo-Olu Launches Speed Boats by Goodcare(m): 8:42am On Feb 06
Is a welcome idea
Re: Lagos Begins Commercial Water Transportation, As Sanwo-Olu Launches Speed Boats by EZENDIZUOGU(m): 8:43am On Feb 06
Ambode really try for lagos forget the few pothole , now sanwo-olu is taking the glory

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Re: Lagos Begins Commercial Water Transportation, As Sanwo-Olu Launches Speed Boats by anonimi: 8:43am On Feb 06
postbox:
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 water transportation services.

Liars everywhere you go inside the Alliance of Past/Present Crooks, APC.
Alhaji LK Jakande had ferry services in the same state four decades ago.
Please stop these lies and propaganda.





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