«Home

New Ferry Service in Lagos.How Effective?

Is anyone aware of the recent re-launch of the water way transport by a private organisation? With the growing population and the continued decline in  the transportation system around the metropolis,how effective do you think will become?  I heard a company launched a ferry service that runs along the lekki/ VI corridor, is this helping the chaotic traffic situation around that area? I think our expanse water ways should be fully utilised to help decongest traffic and help ease transportation in and around the state.I think the government should steer towards providing or allowing private bodies provide alternative means of commute to enable the growth and sustainance of business in the state. Asides the proposed rail project which the government as far back as 1999 has promised to revive is water transport not a readily available means we can exploit? Express your views and lets explore the possibility of re-establishing a great alternate means of transport.

Avatar
Newbie
22 answers

Can anybody please describe to me where the ferry terminal/jetty is at Marina? I would like to go from Marina to Ajah by boat/ferry.I have googled and googled, but I still cant find any helpful webpage with the info I need.

Thanks

0
Avatar
Newbie

Thanks Lucem

still growing or just a flash, thought the state government was really pushing this, no?

0
Avatar
Newbie

Brillant.Thanks lucem for the info & pics.

0
Avatar
Newbie

I used the Marina to Apapa (Flour Mills) ferry service run by Corporate Messenger a couple of weeks ago.

Ferry is quite old, but it works.

Capacity is about 70 people.

Journey takes about 15-20 mins

Cost N100 (One Hundred Naira).

I went in the afternoon, and the ferry was about two-thirds full - apparently passenger levels dropped off since the price went up from N50 to N100.

It was very convenient, quick and cut out a lot of traffic. However - for park and ride purposes this won't work well as there isn't really any parking space at the terminals. For public mass transit - it's definitely worth it.

Took a pic of the ferry before I boarded,

0
Avatar
Newbie

If you would like to take advantage of the various opportunities that water transport presents, simply visit NIWA at Marina (in Lagos).

I have been there to make enquiries and they are presently welcoming investors.

0
Avatar
Newbie

Nairaland is getting more and more interesting daily. I hope our leaders are on this site for ideas that will lift Nigeria out of the doldrums. The ferry service is a good idea. I believe private investors can come in and implement the idea. The development of Nigeria is in our hands. It should not be left to the government alone. Nigeria is a place [ despite the peculiar problems the country has ] where a innovative and determined entrepreneur can make loads of money if he or she can dare to activate the right ideas.

If the banks can invest in the transportation sector, they will make lots of money. In England, the Virgin group of companies has its imprints everywhere. Richard Branson is into all kinds of businesses ranging from Air and Rail Transport, Media [ TV and Broadband ], Health Clubs, Holiday Resorts, Telephone services [ Landline and Mobile ] and other innovative businesses. I'm waiting for peeps like Dangote, Otedola, Jimoh Ibrahim etc to start investing in the public infrastructure of the country. They will make more money in that way. I'm someone that believes in the manifest destiny of Nigeria. What I'm happy about is that the race to develop Nigeria has started. And Seun Osewa is playing a big part in it by creating a forum for Nigerians to vent their ideas and interact with one another. God bless Nigeria. One love. Cheers.

www. toluihidero.blogspot.com

0
Avatar
Newbie

Fashola and Yaradua should xchange office. The guy is just too good.

0
Avatar
Newbie

This is a really good idea, there's a similar service in London

http://www.greenwich.gov.uk/Greenwich/Travel/LocalTravelServices/WoolwichFerry.htm

Which works very well epsecially during the rush hours and it's always busy, and the traffic around that area is not much.

0
Avatar
Newbie

The ferry service for vehicles carries about 8 cars at a time. It greatly shortens your travel time from Ikoyi to VI/Lekki. From what could have been 2 hours in traffic, to a mere 10mins.

I think if larger vehicle ferries were available that looked secure, it will make a significant difference.

Lagos state is presently embarkin on a ferry project LAWMA lagso waterways Mgt. If this is executed like the BRT project, then Lagos is certainly in for a change in the traffic situation, at least for those willing to patronise the ferry system.

I have also been on the isle of wight ferries from porthmouth to Wight. They run every hour and most carry up to 30 cars with restaurant, viewing areas and lounges on 3 floors.

0
Avatar
Newbie

Ferry, for naija? how interesting. I hope it works epecially, security wise. railway them never finish.

anyone with a picture of the newlook Oshodi?

0
Avatar
Newbie

@ big bumper & Dis Guy

I sort of see where you're heading but with the way our system is structured don't you think its bad enough the expnase in gap btw the rich and poor? Please correct me if I'm wrong this will mean movement in most places on the island will be restricted? Because its where traffic is most intense.If it's about revenue generation for road maintainance perhaps that could be enforced on every car owner (if this won't create another avenue for embezzlement) and the funds can be used for general transport expenses.

0
Avatar
Newbie

I do agree with Dis guy's input if it can be implemented properly, don't see how they can't build more tollgates to collect revenues.

0
Avatar
Newbie

@ dis guy. I don't quite agree with your point about the roads getting more populated as the water tranport becomes more usable.People will still acquire cars even with the hectic traffic situation. The aim is to get more peole to use other means of commuting rather than occupying every space on the road in other to get to a destination. Now I'm not sure how it's currently being run but I know the introduction of this during peak periods would definately minimise congestion and ease traffic. The idea of charging/use of roads is not advisable in a system as ours, it comes across as a means to impose undue levy on the masses and thats to say the least. We don not even have any measure of tracking road users let alone chase them for N100.

0
Avatar
Newbie

i agree with you lot, but i hope our maintainance culture was put into consideration by that company and the inherant risk that follws the neglect of those ferries

0
Avatar
Newbie

@ Ajanlekoko

If you don't mind please narrate your experience? Whats the people capacity? How often does it run? Also heard it ran into some glitches at it's launching, is that true? What was the duration between the 2 points?

0
Avatar
Newbie

If you guys are referring to the ferry service run by Tarzan, between Ikoyi and Lekki, I have used it several times.

Of course na crude equipment but the stuff works.

0
Avatar
Newbie

Come on people; we know there are a lot of people living/working around these areas

Can anyone post a picture of the ferry?

0
Avatar
Newbie

of course water transportation is a logical initiative which will go a long way in solving the bottlenecks,remember lagos geographically has more water than land,the government isnt stopping any private individual going there with their gondolas or ferrys or whatever as on the contrary their actions so far has shown they are actually in favour of this,so in my opinion,i think nigerians should step in  an individual capacity and invest in these forms of trans,it is not only lucrative but will solve the transportation problem in lagos to a large extent

0
Avatar
Newbie

Seem like no one's interested on this topic.

0
Avatar
Newbie

The moment an effective water tranportation system is re-introduced into Lagos it will be almost certain the traffic jam and congestion issues will start to decline.It will be an ultimate breakthrough, Ultimate with a punch in the air.

0
Avatar
Newbie

This is a great idea, just that in this country, people that have great ideas don't have the financial strength to carry them out, while the ones with the financial strenght might just be champion in just one aspect they think it's all. Great ideas are written on the faces of the people but very slim power to carry them out. God have mercy on us.

0
Avatar
Newbie

@ Tpia.Agree with most? I think it's high time an alternative means of travel is introduced in this place.What chances do you think there are?

0
Avatar
Newbie
Your answer
Add image

By posting your answer, you agree to the privacy policy and terms of service.