The Lagos State Government has commissioned a newly built bus park at Ajeigboro, Marina to address traffic bottleneck in the area.
Speaking at the commissioning and official handing over of the park to members of the National Union of Road Transport Workers, NURTW, the Special Adviser to the Governor on Central Business District, Mr. Agboola Dabiri said the decision to create a bus park at Apongbon axis was taken at the State Executive Council meeting in line with the present administration’s commitment to proffer lasting solution to the incessant traffic situation on the axis.
The Special Adviser revealed that with the commissioning and handing over of the facility to members of the Union, the State Government will no longer tolerate the indiscriminate stops by commercial vehicles along the routes, warning that any commercial driver caught flouting the directive along the designated routes will have their vehicle impounded and prosecuted.
Dabiri said, “The construction of this bus park by the State Government and handing over to the Union is first of its kind in the State. I, therefore, urge you to make good use of the facility and ensure that the purpose of creating the park which is to decongest traffic on the Marina – Apongbon Axis is not defeated”.
“It took the State Government through the Office of the Special Adviser on Central Business District about Six months to complete the construction of this bus park and a committee of stakeholders has been set up to see to the day to day running of the bus park. I urge the committee members to ensure that all relevant environmental and safety rules are strictly observed”, the Special Adviser asserted.
In his good will message, the State Chairman of the National Union of Road Transport Workers, Mr. Tajudeen Agbede thanked the State Government for making the construction of the park a reality.
He said the Union and its members were surprised at the gesture by the State Government because they were skeptical at first when the idea to construct the bus park was first brought to their notice.
Agbede stated that with the official hand over of the park, the Union and its members will ensure that the purpose of the bus park is achieved. He also warned all his members not to disregard government directives on the routes.
Present at the official commissioning and handing over were State Executive members of the National Union of Road Transport workers, led by its State Chairman, Mr. Tajudeen Agbede, members of the Press, Bus Operators as well as members of the Steering Committee to oversee the bus park.