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Water transport gets boost as SIFAX begins ferry services in Lagos

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SIFAX Group, a multinational corporation with diverse interest in logistics business, has commenced ferry operations from its newly-concessioned terminal, Ebute-Ojo Jetty, in Ojo Local Government Area of Lagos State.


The ferry service operates on Ebute Ojo-Apapa (Liverpool) and Mile 2 (Capital Oil Jetty)- Apapa routes from 7am to 7pm on week days in addition to 24/7 charter services for private individuals and fun seekers, who want to explore the Lagos water fronts. It has deployed two 30-passenger ultra-modern boats for the operation.


Olugbade Ibrahim, managing consultant to SIFAX Ferry Terminal, Ojo, said the desire to create alternative means of transportation for commuters and to support the efforts of the Lagos State government in developing water transportation sector, accounted for the new venture.


“We are conscious of adding value and bringing innovation to the waterway business. Our objectives are well aligned with that of the Lagos State Government in the development of the waterways. This has prompted us to acquire two ferries and we plan to increase the number soon. Our ferries are the same with what is obtainable in advanced countries. It is safe, fast, convenient, spacious, durable and manned by experts with tested experience,” he explained.


According to Olugbade, the ferry service alongside other facilities at the terminal would provide passengers with excellent customer service experience, which is the hallmark of SIFAX brand.

“The two boats that service the Ebute-Ojo ferry terminal to Apapa and Mile 2 have 500 horse power engines each. As a safety conscious company, we use the best brand of life jackets while onboard entertainment is also guaranteed. We have quality customer service personnel to attend to customer’s complaints and suggestions. Soon, we will add more ferries and open up more routes across Lagos waterways. The terminal building itself will be equipped with wi-fi, eateries and also banks,” he added.


John Jenkins, Group managing director, SIFAX Group, said that the company’s investment in the water transportation is part of the overall strategic plan of SIFAX Group to deepen its commitment in the nation’s transport sector, thereby, providing jobs, supporting government’s initiative and helping grow the country’s economy …

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