- Previously, the Lagos state government announced a ban on commercial motorcycle operations in some local governments and local government development areas effective June 1
- In Other Determined to provide a viable transportation alternative for the state’s commuters, LAGFERRY has deployed more boats and increased its daily operational trips at terminals/piers in the affected areas.
- LAGFERRY Spokesperson at disclosed in a statement that all passengers are covered by insurance on every trip, noting that the agency strictly follows all safety regulations
The Lagos State Ferry Services (LAGFERRY) announced that there were more boats used for operations in some parts of the state ahead of the proposed June 1 ban on commercial motorcyclists, commonly known as okada tzt.
This disclosure was announced through a statement from the head of LAGFERRY’s public affairs department. Mr. Akeem Odusina, Tuesday May 31, in Lagos, PM News report.
Odusina announced that the company is also increasing its daily operational trips to terminals/piers within affected areas.
The terminals where the piers would operate
According to him, some of the terminals/piers include Badore Terminal, Ajah ; Ipakodo Terminal, Ikorodu; Five Kauri Terminal, Ikoyi; CMS/Victoria Island Terminal, Liverpool Terminal, Apapa and Ilaje Bariga Terminal in Bariga.
He said water travel is 100 percent traffic-free, adding that it first-mile, last-mile buses are available at Terminal/Jetty Parks to take passengers to their final destination.
Commuters are safe, LAGFERRY assures
While assuring the commuting public of a safe, fast, reliable and convenient experience on the waterways, the LAGFERRY spokesman said the terminals have secured ample parking.
“All passengers on all voyages have insurance coverage provided by a consortium of reputable insurance companies led by Lagos State Assurance Company Ltd.
” The agency strictly adheres to all safety regulations, incl obligatory wearing of life jackets and operation within the prescribed hours.”
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Benjamin Hundeyin, the state police spokesman, issued a statement Sunday, May 29 that this was in response to a social media message.
The Message forwarded many times on WhatsApp stating that a riot of Okada drivers is planned on Wednesday 1st June.
List of 6 LGAs, 9 LCDAs where Okada in Lagos can no longer operate
Meanwhile, as stated in the state government’s statement, six LGAs and nine LCDAs are affected by the ban.
Effective June 1, 2022, the governor directed security forces to enforce the prohibition order in the listed councils.
The full list includes: Apapa, Iganmu LCDA, Ikeja, Ojodu LCDA, Onigbongbo LCDA, Lagos Island, Lagos Island West LCDA, Lagos Island East LCDA, Lagos Mainland, Yaba LCDA, Surulere, Coker Aguda LCDA and Itire-Ikate LCDA.