LAGFERRY TERMINAL UPON COMPLETION WILL BOOST SOCIO-ECONOMY STATUS OF EPE, TOBUN - LagosTrend

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Monday, November 13, 2023

LAGFERRY TERMINAL UPON COMPLETION WILL BOOST SOCIO-ECONOMY STATUS OF EPE, TOBUN

 


By Idris Olukoya


The member LAHA, Epe constituency I, hon Abiodun Tobun has said that the ongoing world class lagferry terminal in Epe upon completion would boost the socioeconomic status of the ancient Division.


Tobun disclosed in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria(NAN) in Epe, on Monday.


Tobun, the Chairman, House Committee on Commerce, Industry, Cooperative and Investment, said that the Lagos state government commence the construction of the terminal in the first quarter of the year and would be completed for commissioning in the first quarter of the year 2024.


"The ongoing 450 capacity terminal is in 80 per cent completed stage and hope to be commission in the first quarter of next year 2024 and operation will commence immediately,  " he said.


The lawmaker expressed delight that he facilitated the mega project to Epe town and happy to see the project almost completed.


He applauded the contractor for speeding-up the construction of the project to 80 per cent completed stage. 


He added that the terminal is built at Marina Waterfront in Epe metropolis.


He listed some of the departments to be included in the terminal as: administrative offices, car oark, lobbying, walkway, restaurant, waiting/boarding room, restroom, first aid room among several others.


The lawmaker said that upon completion of the terminal, the Lagferry Chairman has promised to deployed two ferries to Epe terminal point to convey commuters to the urban city and thereafter would deploy more ferries to Epe.


He said that the ferries and boats would be plying from Epe to Falomo, CMS, Apapa and other areas of connectivity.


Tobun said this development would discongest traffic on the road, as travellers would have alternative means of transportation.


“It will dislodge and discongest traffic at Apapa area, as people will be transporting their containers to Epe terminal now.


“The waterways is safer, cheaper and faster to travel with it to your various destinations in Lagos city.


“Therefore, residents and travellers should endeavour to ply through waterways, as alternative means of transportation, “he said.


The lawmaker said that the terminal would accommodate a 450 car park space and would generate hundreds of employment for the indigenes of Epe.


“It will also boost both the local and state government revenues.


“It will improve the socioeconomic status of Epe community and provide employment opportunity for the youths, “he said.


Tobun assured the people of Epe community of continuous government presence in the ancient community.


He said that, he would ensure that no stone was left unturned, as the community would witness a tremendous improvement and progress in this present presentation.


Tobun commended Gov. Babajide Sanwo-Olu and his deputy governor, Dr Obafemi Hamzat for their continuous support on the development of infrastructure across the city.(NAN).

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