- Ambode Unveils TBS Bus Terminus
Lagos State Governor Akinwunmi Ambode has unveiled plans to regenerate Lagos Island to become a hub of tourism, entertainment and transportation.
The governor, who stated this at the inauguration of the Tafawa Balewa Square (TBS) Bus Terminus, said the project was the first of others planned to be executed within the next two years.
He listed others to include the JK Randle Arcade and the Lawn Tennis Court.
Describing the area as historical, the governor said his tourism plan would be given expression in the projects.
Stating that part of the plan included a skywalk from TBS to the Freedom Park, Ambode noted that the projects were to boost the economy.
Promising that the Onikan Stadium would be rehabilitated and sports on the Island resuscitated, Ambode averred that creating jobs through tourism, entertainment and sports were critical to the Lagos of his administration’s dream.
Assuring the operators of commercial transportation at the TBS that no one would lose his space, the governor said the terminal was symbolic and represented the standard that his administration would maintain.
He said new buses would be injected to provide quality service.
Earlier, the Acting Commissioner for Transportation, Prince Olanrewaju Elegushi, said the project, comparable to those overseas, were to commemorate the 50th anniversarey of Lagos.
He said the facility was made of teflon membrane material that could last 50 years with CCTV, toilets and shops.
Elegushi urged road union members and the public to make good use of the facility and not turn it to a mechanic workshop or an abode for illegal activities, warning that the state would not fold its arms and watch illegal activities thrive there.
Present on the occasion were the Oba of Lagos, Oba Rilwan Osuolale Akinolu, the White Cap Chiefs, All Peoples Party (APC) leaders, Senator Demola Seriki and Senator Mutiu Are and top government officials.