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Lagos And Senate Partner To Revolutionize Water Transportation In Lagos State

  • Lagos State Governor, Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu, urged the federal and state governments to collaborate on waterways development.
  • The Lagos State Government will continue to improve its working relationship with the National Inland Waterways Authority (NIWA).
  • The Ministry of Waterfront Infrastructure Development was established to provide the necessary infrastructure for waterways in Lagos State.

Newsypeople- The Lagos State Government and the Nigerian Senate have united their efforts to transform water transportation in the state. Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu is leading this collaborative approach with the federal government, aiming to align their goals for waterways development.

During a meeting with the Senate Committee on Marine Transportation and Blue Economy, Sanwo-Olu emphasized the importance of the state and federal governments working in harmony. He assured that the Lagos State Government will continue to strengthen its partnership with the National Inland Waterways Authority (NIWA), a federal agency.

Lagos And Senate Partner To Revolutionize Water Transportation In Lagos State
Lagos And Senate Partner To Revolutionize Water Transportation In Lagos State

The governor highlighted the state’s commitment to enhancing water transportation by establishing the Ministry of Waterfront Infrastructure. This ministry will ensure the necessary infrastructure is in place. He urged NIWA to align with the state government’s vision for the waterways, fostering a cohesive approach.

Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu also outlined several significant achievements and upcoming projects that will transform water transportation in Lagos. These include the launch of 15 new ferry boats, the construction of iconic projects like the Lagos-Marina Inter-Change and Mile 2 interchange stations, and the Omi-Eko Water Project.

Lagos And Senate Partner To Revolutionize Water Transportation In Lagos State
Lagos And Senate Partner To Revolutionize Water Transportation In Lagos State

The Omi-Eko Water Project, spanning four to five years, aims to improve water transportation by building additional jetties, introducing electric boats, enhancing security measures, and upgrading the Command and Control Centre on the waterways. This comprehensive initiative will revolutionize the waterways experience in Lagos.

Working together is key when aiming to make the most of our waterways. Chairman Wasiu Eshinlokun-Sanni highlighted how the federal and state governments must cooperate to drive social and economic progress on our rivers and lakes. He recognized the vital role that NIWA plays in Lagos State. The Senate Committee wants a partnership that benefits both the national and local levels.

The Lagos State Government joining forces with the Nigerian Senate is a major move towards transforming water transportation in Lagos. This teamwork could boost connectivity, cut down travel times, and power up economic activities across the state. Both sides see the potential in harnessing the waterways for progress.

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