LAGFERRY celebrates 8-month accident-free operation

LAGFERRY celebrates 8-month accident-free operation

<p class="">Eight months after launching its commercial operation, the Lagos Ferry Services (LAGFERRY) says it has not recorded any boat accident so far.</p>

<h1>Mr Abdoulbaq Balogun, the Managing Director of LAGFERRY, told newsmen on Sunday in Lagos that the water transport service was launched on Feb. 4 and has not recorded “no single near mishap’’.</h1>

<p class=""><strong>Balogun </strong>said that as part of the celebration of Nigeria’s 60th Diamond independence anniversary, LAGFERRY on Saturday held a boat cruise to showcase the services the firm was providing through the waterways.</p>

<p class=""><em>“With the administration of Gov. </em><strong><em>Babajide Sanwo-Olu</em></strong><em>, we have seen a lot of transformation on waterways.</em></p>

<p class=""><em>“Safety is our culture and what we ensure every day.</em></p>

<p class=""><em>“Every aspect of our operation is safety inclined and we preach to people to be safety conscious when coming on board.</em></p>

<p class=""><em>“So, safety is the core value of LAGFERRY.</em></p>

<p class=""><em>“We want to assure people that since Feb. 4 when we have launched our commercial operations, we have not recorded a single accident or near mishap,’</em>’ he said.</p>

<figure class="image" align="center"> <img src="http://ocdn.eu/images/pulscms/OTU7MDA_/d3c0970966e627e62a4872798a8c90b1.jpg" alt="Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer of LAGFERRY, Mr Abdoulbaq Balogun. [Twitter/@Lagferry]"> <figcaption>Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer of LAGFERRY, Mr Abdoulbaq Balogun. [Twitter/@Lagferry]</figcaption> </figure>

<p class="">Balogun said that the firm was operating with the best world-class safety standard in the maritime industry.</p>

<p class="">The managing director, who thanked God for the safety, also commended all the firm’s personnel, who he described as being professional in discharging their duty.</p>

<p class=""><em>“People should have the confidence to come with us to help decongest the road traffic and create a multimodal system of transport.</em></p>

<p class=""><em>“We have the regulatory arm, Lagos State Waterways Authority (LASWA) and the operating arm, LAGFERRY.</em></p>

<p class=""><em>“We are also working in collaboration with Lagos State Safety Commission, Lagos State Environmental Protection Agency and National Inland Waterways Authority to ensure the safety of our passengers.’’</em></p>

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