Lagos water transport to develop new routes

During the Lagos Boat Regatta at the beginning of May the head of the Lagos state government, Akinwunmi Ambode, confirmed that nine new jetties and shelters for ferry transport are in various stages of completion in Lagos. 

The programme also includes new shoreline defences and an additional four ferry routes. 

The four new routes are Ijede-Badore (6kms), Baiyeku-Ajah (7kms)  Ebute Ojo-Marina (10kms) and Ijede-Marian (16kms). Dredging on the new ferry routes began last year. 

Another two services are already planned. Twenty four more routes have also been identified and implementation of these could begin in the next four years. 

The expansion of the water transport service is designed to reduce pressure on the over-conjested road transport system.