Lagos is expanding the frontier of modern public transportation infrastructure in the state, as four new bus termini and 100 bus shelters have been approved for construction by the government.
The new bus termini are to be located in Ajah, Ojota, NAHCO, near the international wing of Murtala Mohammed Airport, in Ikeja, and Agege
Also approved for construction by the state governor, Akinwunmi Ambode are 100 modern bus shelters on major public transport corridors in the state.
Abiodun Dabiri, managing director of Lagos Metropolitan Area Transport Authority (LAMATA), who stated this, added that the government was determined to change the transportation landscape with infrastructure that would support the commuting needs of the estimated 21 million residents of Lagos and visitors.
It would be recalled that the government had before now approved the construction of the bespoke Ikeja terminal while those of Yaba and Oyingbo are ongoing.
According, Dabiri, the new transport infrastructure were part of the design in the state ‘bus reform programme’ expected to redefine the commuting experience of commuters in the state.
“The governor is poised to integrate the public transport modes such that the average commuter can plan his or her 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,” Dabiri said.
He appealed to the public to cooperate with contractors working on site to translate the vision into a 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 government’s plan. Above all, I appeal to all Lagosians to pay their taxes so that government can do more”.
Dabiri said the bus reform programme when fully implemented, would deliver to Lagosians an effective and efficiency bus system that will support the state’s mega city status and further aid its economic growth and development