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Lagos Gov set to commission 15 new ferries at Badore

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All appears set for the Lagos Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu to commission 15 new water buses for the use of the state’s waterways mode of transport.

The new ferries, which would be known as Omibus, are commissioned at the Badore Jetty, at Ajah. They are built by Caverton Marine, a subsidiary of Caverton Helicopters, one of the big indigenous players in the nation’s aviation industry.

Each ferry can carry 40 passengers and boost water transportation in the state.

The Transportation Commissioner Oluwaseun Osiyemi, said the new ferries provide a more comfortable alternative to the 20 passenger ferries presently in use on the waterways, and assure riders of safe, affordable and secured travel on the water.

Osiyemi said the water travel would further reduce road congestion as travel can be cut down to between 20 and 30 minutes.

He added that the initiative has created over 1000 jobs especially for youths of the coastal communities who have benefitted Ron the waste to wealth and created more opportunities for economic empowerment for women

Lagos State operates seven terminals/jetties – Ikorodu – Five Cowries/Marina, Ijede-Badore West and East, Baiyeku-Ajah/Lagbasa, and Mile 2 -Marina/Five Cowries.

Others are; Badore-Five Cowries/Marina, Ilaje Bariga-Five Cowries/Marina and EbiteOjo – Mile 2 -Marina.

The Nation

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