Lagos Ferry Services Company (LFSC) (also known as LAGFERRY) is the major ferry services provider in Lagos State. Although Lagos ferry services commenced operations in 1925, passenger ferries gradually intensified until the 1970s which led to the establishment of Lagferry in 1983. The former Lagos State Ferry Services Corporation as at jakande’s administration was wound-down as an agency of the Government due to lack of evidence of its legal incorporation. The entity was responsible for both the regulatory and operational aspects of water transportation. The next step was then to create a new regulatory Agency for the management of the water ways with a mandate that includes the business of water transportation. The Lagos STtae Waterways (LASWA) was established in 2008 and is responsible for monitoring and ensuring compliance of operators to the former Gov. Babatunde Raji Fashola’s administration policy, in addition to being a resource hub for all manners of marine related matters. This provides the appropriate enabling environment for potential operators to implement their business strategies and capitalize on the vast number of commuters seeking alternate transport in Lagos.
In that same year 2008, a new company Lagos State Ferry Services was incorporated as a Limited Liability Company to operate Water Transportation services within lagos State. A Managing Director was appointed for LFSC in July 2012 and charged with establishing a new company to operate as a state owned enterprise. A few years Later the current Administration appointed a new Chairman in February 2016 while the Managing Director resigned.
The current governor Gov. Akinwunmi Ambode has made Water Transportation one of his mandates and has decided to invest in Lagos State Ferry Services starting by rebranding the Agency.
“Our mission is to deliver a safe, efficient and affordable means of alternate transport on the inland waterways for the people and business of Lagos State.
We are focused on forming enduring relationship with our patrons based on trust”
“Our company will strive to provide the safest, most affordable and time efficient journey for our clients. We seek to alleviate the current challenges that commuters face daily on the road by providing a viable alternative via the Inland waterways of the Lagos Lagoon. We envision becoming the most trusted name not only in the water transport sector but in public transportation”
- CONTACT address
Lagos Ferry Services E: firstname.lastname@example.org
32, Lawson street, Onikan Lagos