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LASG to acquire 14 passenger boat

The Lagos State government led by Gov. Sanwo-Olu has announced plan to purchase 14 new passenger boat to ease transportation within the state.

According to a statement by the Commissioner for Transportation, Dr Fredrick Oladeinde, the development is to reduce waiting time at jetties and dependency on road transport.

He also added that the Sanwo-Olu administration hopes to increase the market share of Lagos water transportation and attract investors.

We have increased the ridership with the procurement of the first six boats and the recent purchase of an additional eight boats. This increased the number of boats we have to 14.

“Going forward, we will be procuring another 14 to increase the boats to 28. This would give more residents the opportunity to have options on the mode of transportation.

“This is part of the government plan of increasing investment in water transportation and as we do this, we are encouraging a lot of private investors to get involved in the business because government alone cannot solve it” Oladeinde said

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