Speaking at the commercial launch of LAGFERRY operations and the inauguration of 14 commercial boats at Badore Ferry Terminal in Ajah, the governor assured the people of the state that before the end of the year, the ferry boats would be increased to 30 while more than 500 buses would be injected into the state bus transport system to ease transportation problems.
Sanwo-Olu said the launch was in fulfillment of his administration promise to provide effective and integrated intermodal transportation system for the state, adding that “water transportation is one of the intermodal transportation tripods we are committed to developing as a strategy to reduce congestion on our roads which accounts for over 90 percent of commuting in Lagos State.”
The narrative of water transportation in the state is set to change as we are set to take full advantage of the water bodies that nature has endowed us with to decongest our roads and substantially reduce travel time as well as promote a healthy environment through the reduction of carbon emission
He said for Lagos to be a functional smart city, there must be diversification of the modes of transportation. “There must be interconnectivity of the rail, road and water transportation systems,” he added
At the inauguration of the ferry service, Sanwo-Olu disclosed that all the boats were constructed by companies in Lagos. “Our local builders came with state-of-the-art technology you can find anywhere else in the world. “
“We are proud of this feat, and I am using this medium to once again assure our local builders of patronage and for them to continue to maintain an international best standard.