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LAGFERRY Records Milestone of Ferry Ridership with 1175 Passengers a Day

Olaitan Nurudeen

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LAGFERRY Records Milestone of Ferry Ridership with 1175 Passengers a Day

On Wednesday June 10, 2020; exactly 61 days of excellent commuting services on inland waterways of Lagos State since Mr. Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu launched the commercial operations of the reinvigorated Lagos Ferry Services (LAGFERRY) which has since been making and breaking records on the country’s waterways.

Despite the 60% limited operating capacity forced by COVID-19, LAGFERRY recorded highest passengers’ ridership on a single day of ferry operation Wednesday 10thJune, 2020 commuting a total of 1,175 passengers in lieu of 100% 2,120 passengers on a good day.

This was achieved through a combined 53 trips by the 12 passenger boats in their fleet covering cumulative distances of 1,422km within 1,658 minutes of operations across strategic routes of Ikorodu , Ojo , Ijegun Egba, Mile-2 , Apapa Liverpool, TinCan Island, CMS/MARINA, Ebute Ero, Ijede, Victoria Island, Falomo-Ikoyi and Badore.

When NewsliveNG correspondence spoke to the MD/CEO of LAGFERRY, Hon. Ladi Balogun on phone, asked how he managed to achieve such a feat, he showered kudos on everyone that contributed to the success and more to come, particularly the LAGFERRY team. He said

“TEAMWORK made this possible. Thanks to all Seamen, Supporting Staffers, and our Esteemed Passengers.”

Kudos to efficient operations of MV ALAUSA , MV IPAKODO , MV EJIRIN , MV ITESIWAJU , MV MOBOLAJI JOHNSON , MV BOLA TINUBU , MV IGBEGA EKO , MV OBA AKIOLU , MV LATEEF JAKANDE , MV BABATUNDE FASHOLA , MV AKRAN and MV *AYANGBUREN, he added.

It is gratifying to note that the deliberate commitments of Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu’s administration to engender intermodal transportation system is taking shape as Lagosians take to Water Transportation which has made LAGFERRY the new bride of Lagos transportation system.

 

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Nurudeen Olaitan is a Linguist, Teacher, and Adventurer. He is Passionate about Sport, Travelling, Writing, & Politics. He puts Humanity above anyone or anything & hold Honesty and Integrity in high esteem.Reach him via nakata@newsliveng.com/ olaitanurudeen@gmail.com or @nurdeanO on Twitter

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