The Lagos State Ferry Services has urged the state residents to embrace water transportation in order to decongest the roads.
The Managing Director of the agency, Abdoulbaq Ladi-Balogun, revealed that the government had concluded plans to procure more boats to accommodate increased customer patronage.
A statement on Thursday said Ladi-Balogun spoke during a stakeholders’ forum at the Ojo Local Government Area secretariat, Ebute-Ojo, Lagos.
He explained that the agency chose the riverine localities of Ojo and Oto-Awori to hold the sensitisation meeting because of the incessant gridlock caused by ongoing road construction projects in the area.
He said, “As the state government is paying priority to rehabilitate the road along the Lagos-Badagry Expressway, which comes with its attendant inconveniences to road users, it will be expedient at this moment for the people to make use of the waterways, especially when commuting to Lagos Island, Ikorodu and Badagry. LAGFERRY boats are readily available at the Ebute-Ojo Terminal with adequate car park facilities. They are safe, comfortable, timely and efficient.”
Ladi-Balogun noted that the government had approved the procurement of seven new boats, adding that nine other terminals and jetties were being constructed in all the senatorial districts of the state.