Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, on Tuesday, after the okada ban inaugurated 14 commercial ferries at the Badore Ferry Terminal, Ajah, to further boost the state’s transportation network.
The boats, according to the governor, would take up to 40 to 60 passengers at a go and will commute to Ikorodu, Ebute Ero, CMS, Badore and Ikoyi areas of the state.
He assured Lagos residents that before the end of the year the boats would be increased to 30, adding that the ban of motorcycle and tricycle riders in some parts of the state was irreversible for safety and security reasons.
“Let me tell you about the ban which we just enforced.
“We will sustain the okada ban and tricycles, mainly because of security and safety reasons.
“Security and safety of citizens are paramount to any government.
“As a responsible government, we will not fold our arms and allow security breach in the state.
“We will continue to ensure the safety of our people on all fronts.
“There have been reports of serious security breaches and safety concerns in areas where these operators ply. We had to respond to these concerns because life and safety matter to this government,” he said.