Germany To Assist In Developing Water Transportation In Lagos

German Consul-General in Nigeria Mr Ingo Herbert AND Lagos State Governor, Akinwunmi Ambode

LAGOS APRIL 18TH (NEWSRANGERS)-Germany pledges to The German government has expressed its willingness to assist Lagos State develop a virile water transportation system, the German Consul-General in Nigeria Mr Ingo Herbert has said.
Herbert stated this on Tuesday when he paid a working visit to the State’s Commissioner for Transportation Mr Ladi Lawanson in his office.

He said his country has a robust transportation system that subsidises transportation fare for the people in order to enlist their continued support for public sector transport system.
He said the consular office would assist in ensuring appropriate dissemination of the opportunities in the transportation sector in Lagos State and sensitise German investors to begin to look in the direction of the state.
Herbert, who was accompanied on the visit by the Deputy Consul-General Alexandra Herr and other Consul officials said his country is excited at the opportunities that Lagos State is presenting by looking towards its direction for developing a very viable water transportation system.
Germany, he said, is a major player in the transportation system, and has helped several countries of the world, both within and outside the European Union (EU), to build, operate and activate their transportation systems.
He said Lagos State, with its vast waterbodies is a mine that could be exploited for massive transpottion opportunites that would take pressure away from the roads and encourage more people to patronize water transportation.
“Germany have a tremendous amount of competence in the transportation system, especially in the water transportation which the state government intends to incorporate in its intermodal system that is just evolving and we would be willing to share these competence with the state government.
He said Germany would be ready to build, develop and transfer technical competence and help train officials to manage the water transportation system.
Earlier, Lawanson said the government is willing to collaborate with the German government in helping to develop a robust water transportation system.
This, he said, is necessary to complement its giant strides on the other modes of transportation especially road, where it is experiencing landmark transformation. He said water transportation would be a major complement to transportation mix and help achieve the vision of the Akinwunmi Ambode led government to make more people patronize public transportation.
He said Lagos being the most strategic economy in Africa, is looking towards Germany which is a leading economy in the EU to benchmark its strides and investments in the transportation sector, adding that with Germany’s competence, would rub on positively on the state’s water transportation system.

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