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SIFAX Group commences ferry service on Ebute Ojo–Mile 2-Apapa route

SIFAX Group, a multinational corporation with
diverse interests in Maritime, Aviation, Haulage & Logistics, Oil & Gas
and Hospitality, has commenced ferry service operations from its newly-concessioned
terminal, Ebute Ojo Jetty, in Ojo Local Government Area of Lagos State.

Spokesman of the organisation, Mr. Muyiwa
Akande, confirmed that two 30-passenger capacity ultra-modern boats have been
deployed for these operations.
The ferry service operates on Ebute
Ojo-Apapa(Liverpool) and Mile 2 (Capital Oil Jetty)- Apapa routes from 7am to
7pm every week day while charter services are also available every day for
private individuals and fun seekers who want to explore the Lagos water fronts.

According to Captain Olugbade Ibrahim,
Managing Consultant to SIFAX Ferry Terminal, Ojo, the desire to increase
transport options for commuters and to support the efforts of the Lagos State
government to develop the state’s water transportation sector, accounted for
the new venture.

He said: “We are conscious of adding value and
bring new innovations to the waterway business. Our business goals and
objectives are well aligned with that of the Lagos State Government in the
massive development of the waterways. This has prompted us to acquire these two
ferries, which we are starting with, as we have plans to increase the number
soon. The ferries we use are the same with what is obtainable in advanced
countries. It is safe, fast, convenient, spacious, durable and manned by
experts with tested experience. Our onboard safety procedure is excellent.”

Speaking further, Olugbade noted that the
ferry service alongside other facilities at the terminal would provide
passengers excellent customer service experience, which is the hallmark of the
SIFAX Group brand.

“The two boats that service the Ebute-Ojo
ferry terminal to Apapa and Mile 2 have 500 horse power engines each. As a company
that is safety conscious, we have acquired the best brand of life jackets too.
Inflight entertainment is also guaranteed for our customers that come on board.

“We have excellent customer service personnel
to also attend to customer’s complaints and suggestions too. In no time, we
will add more ferries and open up more routes across Lagos waterways. We also
want to make the service first class. The terminal building itself will be
equipped with wi-fi, eateries and also banks,” he said.

While corroborating Olugbade’s position, Mr.
John Jenkins, Group Managing Director, SIFAX Group, said the company’s massive
investment in the water transportation is part of the overall strategic plan of
SIFAX Group to deepen its commitment in the country’s transport sector,
thereby, providing more jobs, solving a social problem, supporting government’s
initiative and helping grow the country’s economy.”

Some of the commuters interviewed gave kudos
to SIFAX Group for the initiative and urged the company to increase its fleet
without delay in order to take care of the expected surge in traffic.

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