Sanwo-Olu commissions 15 OmiBus boats to enhance urban transportation

Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu has launched 15 locally-built commercial ferries, at the Badore Ferry Terminal to mark his 5th year in office as Governor of Lagos State.

Sanwo-Olu said the 40-passenger modern boats—the first phase of the planned 25 boats—were fully built locally, except for their engines, with an eye on improving inland waterways transportation and setting standards.

According to him, the expansion of the water transport infrastructure is meant to achieve a more efficient, sustainable, and accessible transportation system, reflecting the government’s unwavering dedication to progress and innovation.

He explained that riding in the boat took 27 minutes from Falomo to Badore, for a journey that would have taken about an hour.

According to the Commissioner for Transportation, Seun Osiyemi, the new Omi-Bus Ferries are a testament to the collective commitment to enhancing the quality of life for all Lagos residents.

“The Omi-Bus Ferries project is not just about improving transportation; it is about transforming the way we live and move; it is about connecting communities, fostering economic growth, and reducing the stress and congestion that often characterise our daily commutes.”

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