Gov. Akinwunmi Ambode of Lagos State on Sunday inaugurated three executive boats procured strictly for official use by state authorities not Owambe!

The governor said this during the inauguration at the Caverton Jetty on Victoria Island.

Ambode gave the assurance that more of interventions would come within the first quarter of 2018.

“As much as we are doing on the road, we have decided that we will face the waterways.

“As you are all aware, 25 per cent of Lagos is water, and it is important that we make it economically viable.

“We have ordered for seven ferries and also invited people from the private sector to take over the terminals and procure their own boats and ferries.

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“We are so particular about safety and the future of everyone,” Ambode said.

He said that the government has also decided to embark on chanelisation and more dredging of waterways.

“You will begin to see all this at the end of the first quarter of 2018,” the governor said.

He added that there would be a major connectivity between water and road transport to the benefit of residents within the emerging Mega City.

“We want a situation where people can connect buses to their destinations once they alight from a ferry,” he said.

According to him, the integration will take place in Ajah, Badore, Mile 2, Badagry, Ikorodu and some other parts of the state.

He said that the government has also taken delivery of four jet skis to help fight crime on the waterways.

“We are strongly committed to the comfort of Lagosians and to make life easier for everyone,” Ambode said.

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