The Chairman of Lagos State House of Assembly Committee on Waterfront Infrastructure and Development, representing Badagry Constituency 1, Hon. Ibrahim Layode, has said that an extension of Lagos Ferry (LAGFERRY) services to Badagry Local Government would reduce boat mishap cases in the state.
This was expressed in a letter to the State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu which was obtained by the Guild, where the Chairman, Hon. Ibrahim Layode, stated that extension of LAGFERRY services to the ancient town Badagry would reduce residents reliance on road as a major means of transportation to link other parts of Lagos.
He therefore urged the Governor to approve the request and construct modernized jetties in the ancient town, as these would help reduce cases of boat mishaps.
Layode noted that this is important as it will serve as a measure to augment Sanwo-Olu administration’s investment and commitment to developing the water transportation sector to an enviable, trusted, and efficient system in the state.
In the same vein, he commiserated with families of boat mishap victims in the state and pleaded that the governor should probe recent Apapa boat mishap that claimed over 10 residents of Badagry onboard urgently, adding that investigation of the mishap would reduce Lagosians fear and bring back people’s confidence in the water means of transportation.
“The feedback we have received indicates that people are not happy with this and considering the excellent reforms that have taken place in the sub-sector under your leadership.
“I will advise that you use your good office to launch an investigation to this sir and issue a press statement to that effect so our people can have confidence in the sub-sector again sir.”