Lagos State Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu on Tuesday launched eight newly acquired speed boats at Badore Ferry Terminal in Eti-Osa Local Government Area. This according to a statement by the state government marked the commencement of commercial operations in waterways transportation and will be operated by the Lagos Ferry Services (LAGFERRY).
The Governor also launched a mobile application designed to facilitate easy access to water transportation services. The statement which was signed by the Chief Press Secretary to the governor, Gboyega Akosile added that the design and fabrication of the new boats were worked out by two local boat manufacturers.
Sanwo-Olu described the launch as a “great leap” in his administration’s strategy adding that this will rid Lagos roads gridlock and congestion. “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.