LASG Expands Ferry Capacity To Accommodate 480,000 Passengers On Water

Must Read

REGIONAL ROAD: Lagos Govt Revokes Titles of Lekki Land Encroaching Right-of-Way

…Elegushi Royal House loses part of family land to road construction Sequel to the order by the Lagos State Governor,...

List of Guaranty Trust Bank Sort Codes & Branches (with addresses) in Nigeria

The sort code is a number that usually identifies both the bank and the branch where an account is...

List of Access Bank Sort Codes & Branches (with addresses) in Nigeria

The sort code is a number which usually identifies both the bank and the branch where an account is...
LASG Expands Ferry Capacity To Accommodate 480,000 Passengers On WaterLASG Expands Ferry Capacity To Accommodate 480,000 Passengers On Water

The Lagos State Government, through the Lagos State Ferry Services, LAGFERRY, will ferry an average of 480,000 passengers via the waterways as it progresses in its commercial operations due to commence next month in commemoration of 200 days of the Sanwo-Olu led administration.

The Honourable Commissioner for Transportation, Dr Frederic Oladeinde disclosed this today during his working visit to the LAGFERRY office at Mile-2, alongside the Permanent Secretary of the Ministry, Mr Olawale Musa and other management staff.

He lauded the agency’s efforts and preparations on advancing water transportation including boat tests, and critical assessment of 30 key routes with the aid of drones, promising the Ministry’s support to ensure that the agency remains effective to sustain the safe use of the waterways by citizens.

Oladeinde also stated that the agency will work hand in hand with LAMATA to incorporate the ferry system into the central ticketing and billing system to coordinate the modes of transportation in the State.

- Advertisement -

The Managing Director, LAGFERRY, Mr Abdoulbaq Ladi-Balogun, while briefing the Commissioner, stated that the agency is working with its counterparts, the Lagos State Waterways Authority, LASWA, the Ministry of the Environment and Water Resources as well as the Ministry of Waterfront Infrastructure to rid the water channels of wreckages and debris which are the main causes of mishaps on the waterways.

Read Also:  LSACA Sensitizes Deaf And Blind Communities On HIV Prevention

He revealed that the agency is looking to drive its operations via technology by creating an application that will allow passengers to make online ticket bookings for their trips ahead of time to create ease and reduce loading time.

Ladi-Balogun also mentioned that the agency is keen on commencing commercial boat activities, through its already existing routes, to decongest the roads and ultimately ease movement from one place to another, adding that riverine communities like coconut, Snake Island, Badagry and Ikorodu are clamouring for effective waterways transportation along the axis.

He proferred that goods and vehicles could also be moved off the roads to their various destinations on water through high capacity barges.

Read Also:  Much Ado About the Challenges & Prospects of E-commerce Growth in Africa
- Advertisement -
LASG Expands Ferry Capacity To Accommodate 480,000 Passengers On WaterLASG Expands Ferry Capacity To Accommodate 480,000 Passengers On Water

Subscribe to BrandSpur Ng

Subscribe for latest updates. Signup to best of brands and business news, informed analysis and opinions among others that can propel you, your business or brand to greater heights.

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

LASG Expands Ferry Capacity To Accommodate 480,000 Passengers On WaterLASG Expands Ferry Capacity To Accommodate 480,000 Passengers On Water

Latest News

Lagos Receives 1,000 Land Grabbing Petitions in One Year

…Resolves 350 Cases, Charges Suspected Kingpin To Court …As Law Enforcement Officers Begin Statewide Use Of Body Cameras The Lagos State...

365 Days In Office: Makinde Has Created 12,000 Jobs From Waste To Wealth Initiative – Salawu

…says Awotan dumpsite being re-modelled to international standard The clean and green initiative of Gov. Waste To Wealth of Oyo State has created 12,000 direct jobs...

MTN Nigeria Plc Announces N100bn Series I and II Commercial Paper Issuance

MTN Nigeria Communications Plc Series I and II Commercial Paper Issuance, under its N100 billion Commercial Paper ("CP") Issuance Programme, is NOW OPEN. The...

FAAC: FG, States, LGs Share N636.1bn in April 2020

The Federation Account Allocation Committee (FAAC) disbursed the sum of N780.93bn to the three tiers of government in April 2020 from the revenue generated in March 2020. The amount disbursed...

Oyo State Government Pays N180m Gratuity To 2013 Retirees

The Oyo State Government released the sum of N180 million as part of the outstanding gratuity and pension arrears for retirees from the State...
- Advertisement -
BrandsPur Weekly Cartoons
- Advertisement -LASG Expands Ferry Capacity To Accommodate 480,000 Passengers On WaterLASG Expands Ferry Capacity To Accommodate 480,000 Passengers On Water