The Lagos State Government has disclosed that its commercial waterways operations, through the Lagos State Ferry Services (LAGFERRY), will commence next month. This will be commemorating Governor Sanwo-Olu's 200 days in office.
Commercial waterways operations will begin within the next few weeks
The Lagos State Commissioner for Transportation, Dr. Frederic Oladeinde, revealed it when he visited the LAGFERRY office located at Mile-2, in the company of some government officials.
While applauding the agency's endeavors and preparedness on developing water transportation, he said that LAGFERRY has been expanded and will be ferrying 480,000 passengers. He promised his office will support the agency so they can be competent enough to maintain the safe use of this means of transportation by the masses.
The ferry has been expanded to accommodate 480,000 passengers
Naijauto learned that LAGFERRY will collaborate with LAMATA to integrate the ferry transportation system into the ticketing and billing system to harmonize the various transportation modes in the state.
LAGFERRY MD, Mr.Abdoulbaq Ladi-Balogun, who was present to receive the Commissioner said that they've teamed up with the Waterfront and Environment ministries in the state to get rid of debris and wreckages in the water channels which constitutes waterway mishaps.
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The agency will get rid of debris and wreckages in the water channels which constitutes waterway mishaps
He went further to say that they're ready to begin commercial boat activities on the present routes so as to facilitate free and easy movement of motorists and commuters in the state. Also, passengers using the LAGFERRY will be treated to a free WIFI and a power outlet where they can charge their phones and devices.
The power outlet where passengers can charge their phones and devices
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