The Managing Director of Lagos State Ferry Services (LAGFERRY), Ladi Balogun, has called for Lagosians to make use of waterway transportation as it remains the only solution to the incessant traffic gridlock in the state.

Balogun said with more people being ferried across water to their destinations at shorter time, pressure would reduce on the roads.

He stated this at the conferment of the Fellowship Member of the National Institute of Marketing of Nigeria (NIMN), held in Ikeja, Lagos, adding that the stae is surrounded by 13 lagoons and major rivers, notable among which are Lagos, Lekki, Yewa, Badagry, Ologe, Iyagbe, Kuramo, Apese, Epe and Mahin lagoons, all being fed by several rivers like Ogun, Ona/Ibu, Oshun, Shasha and Oni rivers.

Balogun explained that every part of the state, and all five of its administrative divisions were accessible via the waterways.

“Not only are our boats safe and spacious, they are also fitted with state of the art technology like built in Wi-Fi, onboard entertainment, phone charging ports and trackers to ensure safety of lives and properties.”