- Lagos Okays 100 Bus Shelters, Four Terminals
The Lagos State Governor, Akinwunmi Ambode, has approved the construction of four new bus terminals and 100 modern bus shelters along major roads in the state.
A statement by the Lagos Metropolitan Area Transport Authority on Monday said the new bus terminals would be located in Agege, Ojota, Ajah and NAHCO near the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Ikeja.
The Managing Director, LAMATA, Abiodun Dabiri, disclosed this, expressing the determination of the governor to change the transportation landscape with infrastructure that would support the commuting needs of over 20 million inhabitants of the state.
The governor had earlier approved the construction of the Ikeja terminal while those of Yaba and Oyingbo were nearing completion, LAMATA said.
Dabiri said the new transport infrastructure was part of the grand design in the state Bus Reform Programme expected to redefine the commuting experience of Lagos commuters.
“The governor is poised to integrate the public transport modes such that the average commuter can plan their journey and save a lot of time through available modal choices. LAMATA is ready to make this happen since we have positioned ourselves to keeping Lagos moving,” he stated.
He appealed to the public to cooperate with the contractors of the projects to translate the vision of the governor to reality.
“These projects are time bound. There is therefore the need for the contractors to complete them on time. The government has good intentions and it is the responsibility of the public to support the government’s plan. Above all, I appeal to all Lagosians to pay their taxes so that government can do more,” Dabiri said.
According to the statement, the state government’s bus reform programme when fully implemented will deliver to Lagosians an effective and efficiency bus system that will support the status of the state as a mega city.