With the increasing congestion on the Badagry axis due to reconstruction and rehabilitation, the Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, has launched a new ferry route from Badagry to Marina.
The Lagos State Ferry Service (LAGFERRY) would commence commercial operation from Badagry through Liverpool to CMS/Marina in the morning and CMS/Marina via Liverpool to Badagry in the evening to ease movement of commuters.
The journey, estimated to take almost six hours by road, would be competed in just one hour by water.
At a stakeholders’ meeting heralding the launch, Managing Director of LAGFERRY, AbdulBaq Ladi Balogun, restated the state government’s commitment to improving water transportation as a panacea to traffic congestion, by constantly procuring new modern boats, rehabilitating and reconstructing modern jetties, opening new routes and providing hi-tech safety equipment, among others.
“Today marks a significant milestone in our journey towards fostering sustainable and efficient mode of transportation within the Badagry axis,” he said.
Represented by the Director, Admin and Human Resources, Bunmi Mofunlewi, Balogun said the move does not only provide a platform for connectivity, but also holds numerous economic and social benefits for our community.
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