The Lagos State Ferry Services (LAGFERRY) on Tuesday said that the Lagos State Government had procured and installed new outboard engines on some of its boats to improve speed and ensure optimal service delivery.
The Managing Director of LAGFERRY, Mr Abdoulbaq Balogun disclosed this in a statement by the firm’s Public Affairs Officer, Mr Akeem Odusina in Lagos.
Balogun said that the development was part of efforts to cater for the increasing number of passengers on the waterways.
The managing director commended the Babajide Sanwo-Olu’s administration for its passionate commitment to ensuring inter-modal transportation system for the state and particular attention to improving water transportation.
He added that the newly procured engines would improve the speed of the 60 pax capacity boats, ensure optimum performances and comfortability of passengers.
“We will like to commend the transformative leadership of Mr. Governor for approving the purchase and installation of new 6 units 300Hp 4-Stroke Yamaha Outboard Engines on MF Ejirin, MF Itesiwaju and MF Alausa (all 60 pax seating capacity).
“The successful installation and commissioning of these engines will definitely help in reducing travel time on the waterways, moving more passengers, improve the speed and durability of our boats thereby allowing these bigger boats to complete journey within 60% of the time it used to.
“LAGFERRY will soon commences commercial operations to routes like Epe, Badagry and Ibeju Lekki,” Balogun said.
According to him, the agency is exploring the endless possibilities of the inland waterways of Lagos State to ensure your comfort, timeliness, productivity and safety.