=== (AGENDAWATCHDOG) === In a demonstration of its commitment to a multimodal transport system aimed at tackling traffic gridlocks across the metropolis, LASG has taken delivery of seven new boats equipped with modern gadgets and built solely by local manufacturers to international standards.
The Managing Director, Lagos Ferry Services (LAGFERRY), Mr. Abdoulbaq Ladi-Balogun, while taking delivery of some of the boats at the Ipakodo Terminal, Ikorodu, expressed delight at the safety features and aesthetics of the boats.
“These new boats will be deployed immediately to take care of the increasing number of commuters and we can assure you that Lagosians are in for a bundle of productive experiences in water transportation”, Ladi-Balogun said.
He stated that the government is currently building and renovating 15 new jetties across the coastal lines of the State to open up more routes.
The MD revealed that some of the new boats will be deployed specifically to Epe and Badagry to alleviate and create alternative means of transportation to commuters faced with the challenges of traffic gridlock occasioned by the ongoing road rehabilitation along the axis.
Ladi-Balogun expressed gratitude to Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu for adding more than 20 boats to the fleet of LAGFERRY and commended him for fulfiling his promise to Lagosians that he will double the Agency’s fleet capacity from 14 to 30 in the shortest time possible.
The LAGFERRY Boss explained that the seven new boats have a passenger boarding capacity ranging from 30 to 50.