Lagos State government has finalised plans to acquire 14 passenger boats in order to reduce pressure on road transport in the state.
The State’s plan is also to increase investment opportunities in water transportation and grow its just over 1% transportation market share to 10%.
Lagos has a huge presence of water bodies and the government is looking at ways to maximise the potentials of investment in that form of transportation.
According to Guildng, the Commissioner for Transportation, Fredrick Oladeinde, disclosed the government plans when he appeared on Covinspiration show moderated by a United Nations (UN) Youth Ambassador, Dayo Isreal.
The programme was held on different online platforms for residents to have up to date information on activities carried out by the Babajide Sanwo-Olu administration ahead of it first year in office.
The commissioner disclosed the development while explaining the plans of Sanwo-Olu’s government to improve upon the intermodal transportation system of the state. This he said is to reduce the over 90 percent dependency on road transportation in the state.