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NIGERIA@60: LAGFERRY To Reward Boat Passengers As Nigeria Celebrates Independence

As part of activities lined up to celebrate the Nigeria 60th Independence Anniversary, Lagos State Ferry Service (LAGFERRY) has announced a 60% payable rate on all boat trips on 30th September and 2nd October 2020, with the opportunity for passengers to win various prizes through a raffle draw. A statement signed by the Managing Director, LAGFERRY, Mr. Abdoulbaq Ladi-Balogun, said that Agency is celebrating Nigeria at 60 by appreciating its passengers who have embraced water transportation as a reliable alternative to road transportation. The Managing Director also informed that a boat cruise has been organised for the 3rd October on its MV Adimu Orisa, in addition to a tour of historic and landmark places on October 1, 2020 (Independence Day) scheduled for the general public from Mile 2 to Badagry, adding that prospective tourists will have the opportunity to visit the First Storey Building in Nigeria, Point of No Return and Slave Barracoon among others. On the Falomo to Epe Boat Tour, he stated that interested passengers will visit the Ancient Aiyetoro Market, Chief Oluwo Fish Market, LASU Epe Campus and Epe Resort, noting that other planned routes for the day include Igbogbo - Bayeku LCDA, Ikorodu to Badore Ajah, Ilaje Bariga to Victoria Island to Falomo Ikoyi to CMS/Marina and Ebute Ero in Eti-Osa LGA. In his words: "As Nigerians, we have every cause to celebrate our diversity and unity every October 1 and Lagos, being the Centre of Excellence with the largest concentration of all ethnic groups in the country, has a pivotal role to play to sustain unity. This is why we intend to celebrate independence by showcasing our history, culture and heritage". While assuring Lagosians of the State Government's commitment to continuously place a priority on waterways safety, Ladi-Balogun disclosed that all passengers of LAGFERRY are fully insured while the boats are safe with strict adherence to all COVID-19 safety protocols and other regulations. “As part of our safety regulations, it is compulsory for all boat passengers to wear life jackets before boarding, washing of hands with water and use of sanitisers, temperature check, maintaining physical distance between clients and operating within regulated hours. It must also be noted that all the boats are equipped with modern technology and onboard entertainment”, the Managing Director stated. Image-FB/@followlasg

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