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Good news for Mainlanders as Lagos State Ferry Service set to begin operation

Following the recent yearnings of Lagos residents and the backlash that trailed the state of major roads across the state, there is finally good news for motorists and residents of various communities in the State.

This is as a result of the announcement by the Lagos State Governor, His Excellency, Babajide Sanwo-Olu on the introduction and commencement of operations of the Lagos State Ferry Services meant to provide an alternative to transportation in the state.

According to the Governor, the ferry services will commence full commercial operation in November 2019.  With this, you can avoid the Lagos traffic and get on a boat ride to your destination.

InsideMainland learnt the services will ply 30 key routes such as Ikorodu-CMS/VI/Falomo, Ojo-Apapa, CMS-Apapa, Badagry-Apapa and Badore-ijede among others. This development, no doubt would help in relieving traffic in the state and ensuring people get to their destinations quicker.

According to the government, the Lagos State Waterways Authority (LASWA) is already working to rid the water channel of wreckages and debris to make the water ways safe for plying.

Commenting, the MD/CEO of Lagos Ferry Service, Hon. Abdoulbaq Ladi Balogun; “The ferry services will ferry an average of 480,000 passengers daily via the waterways as it progresses in its commercial operations.”

The catamaran boat to be used for the services is a 60-seater and comes with a functional rest room, adequate ventilation, a free WiFi on board and electrical outlets to charge your devices. This is to ensure your ride is as smooth and comfortable as possible.

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