General Manager, Lagos State Waterways Authority (LASWA), Oluwadamilola Emmanuel, says between Seventy thousand and One hundred thousand commuters use water transport daily in the state, stressing that plans are afoot to accomodate more.
Emmanuel said one way to achieve this goal was through the Lagos Ferry Services, which according to him, would complement the services of the private operators in water transport.
He added that there were plans in gear to expand current routes for the operators, as there were signs indicating more fleets were set to be deployed to waterways in the state.
Emmanuel also explained that safety and security were critical conditions for investment in water transport, saying LASWA had been doing a lot of sensitisations on safety.
The General Manager said the authority ensured that operators conducted training for captains and deckhands as part of the mandatory programme to enhance safety on waterways.