The Special Adviser to the Lagos State Governor on Central Business Districts (CBD), Mr. Agboola Dabiri, has stated that there is an improvement in traffic situation on Lagos Island CBD, attributing this to the relentless efforts of personnel and cooperation of all stakeholders.
Dabiri, who disclosed this during the visit of members of the Lagos State House of Assembly Committee on CBD to his office at Alausa, said the implementation of a strategic plan to improve traffic situation on the Island by the State Government has led to a drastic reduction in traffic gridlock in places like Apongbon, Broad Street and Nnamdi Azikwe.
The Special Adviser stated that “everything is being done to ensure that man hours wasted in traffic by Lagosians who throng various markets in the CBD area on daily basis to transact lawful business are drastically reduced”.
He said enormous resources have been committed by Government to make CBD work, and that personnel have had to work round the clock, throughout the Yuletide and beyond and therefore called for support and cooperation of everyone, especially by abiding by rules and regulations guiding CBD.
Responding to request for meaningful inputs and contribution of the House of Assembly to the course of CBD, the Chairman House Committee on CBD, Hon. Victor Olusegun Akande commended the Special Adviser for “his doggedness and mastery of the enormous challenges facing CBD as well as his strong commitment to make things work, despite the odds”.
“You have done well and God will continue to rekindle your strength and energy to achieve enormous success in the desire to turn CBD around for the better”, Akande said.
He hinted that the House is working assiduously to back the CBD and that no stone would be left unturned in the quest for the fulfilment of the State Government Policy for CBD, adding that the Committee would embark on tour of the CBD area to ascertain areas of need that will eventually lead to the desired development as observed in developed countries.