He also said that these alternatives would be made to be efficient and safe for Lagosians and those who choose to visit the state.
In a statement at the 4th Lagos Traffic Radio Lecture Series, Sanwo-Olu said the government has identified the need for intermodal transport to resolve gridlock, adding that that was why the blue line was initiated and BRT lanes constructed.
He also identified the need for intermodal transport to resolve gridlock, adding that that was why the blue line was initiated and BRT lanes constructed.
He noted that the water transport sector is grossly underutilised in terms of harnessing its economic potential.
According to him, “the current traffic situation indicates that 95 per cent of transportation is done by road in our state of over 22 million people, with about 25 per cent of the landmass consisting of waterways.”
Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu was represented by Deputy Governor Obafemi Hamzat, at the event with the theme: ‘Lagos beyond road: the intermodal transport option’.
The event had in attendance, the Minister for Roads, Housing and Power, Babatunde Fashola, former, Speaker, Lagos State House Of Assembly and National Inland Waterways Authority (NIWA) Managing Director, Senator Olorunnimbe Mamora, etc.