Some residents of Epe Local Council Development Area (LCDA) of Lagos State have urged the State Government to build jetty in the council area to boost transportation.
They made the call in a separate interview with Newsmen in Lagos.
Mr Goke Apena, the Chairman, National Union of Road Transport Workers (NURTW), said that the jetty would enhance transportation.
“Most people travelled through road, having a functional jetty in the area will serve as alternative transportation means,” Apena said.
Mr. Tele Adeniyi, a Lawmaker, said that the sea in the area connect to some other parts of Lagos State, adding that the jetty would help people to travel from one place to another.
“The jetty in the area council is not functioning properly, it has been dilapidated and in a poor state.
“Therefore, government should help to build a new jetty where ship, boat, ferry and some others can berth,” he said.
Mr Ikujenya Lateef, a teacher, said that road transportation should not be the only means of transport and stressed the need to build a jetty to encourage alternative means of travelling.
“It is cost effective to travel through sea than to travel on land. It is easier, faster and safer,” Lateef said.
Mrs Fatokun Ajoke, a business woman, urged Lagos State government to provide more ship, boat and ferry to ply from Epe to other parts of the city.
“The sea lead from one area to another, therefore, it will be importance to build jetty in the area to improve commercial businesses,” Ajoke said.
Ajoke said that constructing jetty in the council area would boost tourist potential and attract more investors.