It is estimated that an average of six million commuter’s transit from the Lagos mainland to Lagos Island daily.
This was disclosed by the Minister of State for Health, Sen. Olorunimbe Mamora, during the inauguration of a jetty at the Tin Can Island Port in Lagos on Saturday.
According to him, the Tin Can Island Port would take off two million commuters from the Lagos gridlock daily.
The minister said that the President Muhammadu Buhari administration had promised that no part of the country would suffer any neglect, owing to its geographical location or political affiliation.
The former senator said that the inauguration of the new jetty would address the menace of pollution and siltation that had been affecting water transportation in Lagos.
He said, “It is estimated that an average of six million commuter’s transit from the Lagos mainland to Lagos Island daily.
“Which equally takes travel time of about three hours, whereas ferry transportation, through the inland waterways, will take thirty 30 minutes to reach the destination.
“This means of transportation will equally take off about two million commuters from the Lagos gridlock.’’