As part of efforts to boost tourism and increase patronage of tourism destinations in the state, the Lagos Ferry Services (LAGFERRY) in conjunction with the Ministry of Tourism, Arts and Culture has entered into a Strategic Partnership with Ajala.ng, one of Nigeria’s foremost travel and tourism management companies.
Speaking at the signing ceremony held at the Tourism Ministry in Alausa, The Special Adviser to the Governor on Tourism, Arts and Culture, Mr Solomon Bonu, stated that the strategic partnership will assist in domesticating tourism by showcasing the many tourist destinations 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, the Managing Director of LAGFERRY, Hon. Abdoulbaq Ladi Balogun explained that the partnership will not only promote local tourism but also create the much needed awareness to commuting by the waterways and improve water transportation business.
While calling on more private sector participation and partnership to boost Water Transportation and Tourism, Balogun stated that government massive investment in water transportation is yielding positive results through the collaboration such as this with the private sector.
“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 Economy”.
The Chief Operating Officer, Ajala.ng (the online subsidiary of Quantum Travels Limited), Mrs. Babayemi Olamide while expressing delight at the signing of the agreement stated that it is designed to promote local tourism, showcase the tourist destinations 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.