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I'm not sure if there is a specific thread for this but here is a video by Battabox about water travel in Lagos :)

 

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But see this is way more feasible than the cable car thing.




:lol: Is there an H sound in the Yoruba alphabet. It might be similar to how L is not in Korean or Japanese. I once talked about an amusement park called Lotte World with my Korean roommate, pronouncing the L sound as you would in English, she was like what:? When she said it, it was more like Rotte world.:D
 

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To be fair they do use H, but they add it where you don't see it (like sade,) or where it should be (like Hoil, derived from oil).

we have all have oddities in that regard. nigerians in general dont like the letter R (Port Harcourt is now Potacut) and akwa ibom people replace J's with Y (Michael Yackson)
 

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Germans apparently do the whole y and j thing :lol:
 

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Nice video, but seriously Lagos waterways needs serious cleanup, whats with the leaves and stuff floating on the water?
 

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Lagos lacks a proper drainage system so when it rains evetything ends up in the water I guess?
 

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Courtesy of Julius Berger

Atlas Cove Jetty









 

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With 2 Million Commuters A Month, Water Transport Is Finally Taking Shape In Lagos


ENTURES AFRICA –Commuters using the waterways in Lagos increased by over 5 percent in 2014, the Lagos State Waterways Authority (LASWA) has revealed, symbolising growth for the sector that has struggled with safety concerns and low patronage. Lagos is Africa’s most populous city (over 20 million residents) and with the highest density; these coupled with its inadequate transport network has caused most of its roads to be plagued by traffic jams.

As an Island, the waterways present an effective alternative to the often clogged roads of Lagos, but boat mishaps in the recent past dented the sector’s role in easing the roads congestions. However, that is gradually changing; according to Yinka Marinho, MD of the LASWA, the agency’s campaign for obedience to safety regulations is having a positive effect with patronage now nearing 2 million per month.

While the number of commuters stood at 1.7 million in January 2014, by December it had hit 1.9 million, LASWA stats revealed. For Marinho, the result is clear; the more commuters obey the law regulating waterways transport, the less accident will occur. “The life jacket is meant to save lives when an accident occurs but Lagosians do not like wearing the life saving vest,” national daily Vanguard quoted him saying. “We will continue to enforce the use of life vest until the message we are trying to pass sinks in.”

Despite the obvious sector growth and increasing patronage, water travel in Lagos still lags in infrastructure, with terminals and jetties in need of upgrade. The standard of the boats are also not at par with what is obtained internationally,even though industry members insist that those used in shuttle services are of acceptable quality. The lag in quality of boats is widely blamed on the cost of acquiring the best machines in the market which means most in the industry resort to what is available locally.
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