Lagos Govt Unveils Locally Fabricated Boats To Ease Transportation

By Alice Etuka, Abuja

The Lagos state government has launched 15 high-capacity, locally fabricated boats to revolutionise transportation within the state.

The Executive Governor of Lagos State, Babajide Sanwo-Olu announced the development in a post on his official X handle, @jidesanwoolu on Wednesday.

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Sanwo-Olu stated that the initiative will not only enhanced their waterways but also showcased their commitment to sustainable, efficient, and reliable transport options for all Lagosians.

He further disclosed that, “these new ferries, fabricated in partnership with Caverton Marine, are designed to carry 40 passengers each, doubling the capacity of existing vessels.

“This project marks the beginning of a new era in water transportation, offering a faster, cleaner, and more comfortable commute.

“The deployment of these ferries underscores our dedication to reducing traffic congestion and improving connectivity between communities. By saving hours lost in traffic, we are boosting economic prosperity and enhancing the quality of life for our residents.

“This initiative aligns perfectly with our THEMES+ agenda, promoting pollution-free mobility and integrating an intermodal transportation system. The new ferries operate on the Cowry Card payment system, ensuring seamless and efficient service for all users”.

The Governor also informed that 25 additional high- capacity ferries would be fabricated in the second phase:

“We are not stopping here. An additional 25 high-capacity ferries will be fabricated in the second phase, further expanding our waterway routes and reducing turnaround times. These ferries are equipped with cutting-edge technology to ensure safety, comfort, and convenience for all passengers.

“Our commitment to enhancing the Lagos transportation system is unwavering. With new patrol boats, a Search and Rescue Unit, and a floating clinic, we are ensuring that our waterways are safe and efficient.

“Together, we are building a Lagos that thrives on innovation and sustainability”, he said.

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