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General News of Monday, 11 October 2021

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Lagos partners travel firm to boost tourism

Lagos Lagos

The Lagos Ferry Services (LAGFERRY) has entered into a strategic partnership with ajala.ng, a leading travel and tourism management company, to boost tourism in the state.

LAGFERRY Managing Director, Mr Ladi Balogun, made this known in a statement issued by its Head of Public Affairs Unit, Mr Akeem Odusina in Lagos on Monday.

Balogun explained that the partnership would not only promote local tourism but also create awareness on commuting by the waterways and improving water transportation business.

The LAGFERRY boss called for more private sector participation and partnership to boost water transportation and tourism.

Balogun added that government massive investment in water transportation was yielding positive results through such collaboration with the private sector.

He said: “We, as an agency, will support Ajala.ng in their quest to promote local tourism in Lagos State.

“I implore more private business owners to invest in water transportation as this is the next frontier for Lagos economic sector”.

Balogun said the ministry facilitated the partnership with the travel firm to further increase patronage of tourist destinations in the state.

Special Adviser to Gov. Babajide Sanwo-Olu on Tourism, Mr Solomon Bonu, said the strategic partnership would assist in domesticating tourism by showcasing the many tourist destinations which abound in the state.

“This partnership with a reputable and foremost travel management company like ajala.ng will help open up the many tourist destinations in the state and create easy access via the waterways,” he stated.

In his remarks, Chief Operating Officer, Ajala.ng (the online subsidiary of Quantum Travels Limited), Mrs Olamide Babayemi, expressed delight at the signing of the agreement.

Babayemi stated that the partnership was designed to promote local tourism, showcase the tourist destinations that abound in the state and highlights the beauty in water tourism.

“The agreement signed today with our organization and Lagos Ferry Services is to promote local tourism.

“Since it has been difficult for tourists to travel round the world since the COVID-19 pandemic, this is the right time and channel to boost Lagos Water Tourism” she stated.

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