|One of the boats operating CMS to Apapa and CMS to Ikorodu|
|Seacoach Ferry Jetty in CMS, Lagos|
have resorted to using the ferry services to move from Apapa to CMS and from
CMS to Ikorodu and vice-versa as the traffic congestion in Lagos seems to get
worse by the day.
the CMS jetty of the National Inland Waterways Authority (NIWA) as at 7.30 a.m
ferry boats working, the crowd of passengers kept increasing.
Street, said that she had been travelling by the ferryboat to and from ikorodu
where she resides.
and that she would just walk into her office with ease and go back at the close
of work in the same way.
better alternative to road transport that would cost long wasted hours.
CMS to work and it has been the best option.
hours going by road from Ikorodu anymore.
being in traffic for hours and losing so much even health-wise,” She said.
along the Marina, said water transportation was his saving grace since the
traffic jam started on May 6.
water transportation when he saw that one of the operators brought in new
encourage more people to embrace water transportation.
in Lagos is detrimental to the economy; it is detrimental to the health of people
as well as road infrastructure.
Seacoach Ferry, encouraged people like me to resume travelling by water.
environment conducive for them so that the masses can be saved the trouble of
endless hours of nightmare on the roads,” Odoko said.
he had never been worried by the gridlock in Apapa as he always travelled by
water to CMS from Apapa and back.
time-sensitive, so he could not afford to drive in any traffic congestion.
that there had been an improvement in the ferry services with the Public
Private Partnership efforts entered into with Seacoach Ferry Nigeria.
nine boats that are certified for their international standard.
ferry operations to serve communities in Ajegunle, Mile 2, Satellite Town,
Festac Town and its environs.
of a nation’s economy and for this reason NIWA takes it seriously to ensure
that ferry service provision is provided in all the areas where needed.
following the traffic gridlock, we remain alive to our responsibility to ensure
that ferry operators follow strictly, the safety standards.
rush carry beyond their boat capacity.
destination so that they can use enjoy the service again another day,” Sambo
result of tankers that came from across the country to load petroleum products
from Apapa to the Lagos Island and close by environs like Surulere, Yaba and