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Nigeria @ 60: Lagos slashes water transportation fare by 40%

What we’re doing to boost water transportation in Lagos – Official

As part of activities to mark the nation’s 60th independence anniversary, LagosFerry (LAGFERRY) has slashed passengers fare for water transportation in the state by 40 percent.

Managing director, LAGFERRY, Abdoulbaq Ladi Balogun who disclosed this at a press conference on Monday, also highlighted activities lined up for the celebration of independence said passengers using the Lagos ferries would pay 40 percent of the normal fare, on all the routes.

Balogun stated that the events were organised to “specially celebrate our independence to showcase our history, culture, and heritage.

“Let me once again reiterate the Lagos State government’s commitment to continue to pay high priority to safety on the waterways.

“At LAGFERRY all passengers on our boats are fully insured, the boats are safe with strict adherence to all Covid-19 safety protocols and other safety regulations of compulsory wearing of life jackets by all passengers before boarding, washing of hands with water/sanitizers, temperature check, maintaining social distancing and operating within regulated hours, boats are equipped with modern technology like onboard entertainment and boost of well experienced and regularly trained captains and deckhands.”

He said there would also be boat cruises to landmark places in the state such as ‘Point of No Return’ in Badagry, the first storey building in Nigeria, and other interesting places.

He said the state government in appreciating the commuting public for embracing water transportation as a reliable alternative means of decongesting the road, has decided, in celebration of Nigeria 60th independence to reduce prices on all boat trips from all routes within the state to 60 percent on September 30 and October 2, while onboard passengers will stand a chance to win numerous prizes and tickets to the boat cruise via raffle draws.

“On October 3, our 180 ton MV Adimu Orisa will play host to Lagosians as we will be having a boat cruise that takes off from Falomo, Ikoyi, where revellers will have the opportunity to savour the ambience of the Lagos coastline.

“The boat tour scheduled for October 1 will take off from these routes; Mile 2 to Badagry, and prospective tourists will have the opportunity to sight First Storey Building in Nigeria, Point of No Return, Slave Baracoon,” he said.