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Operators in the transport sector of the state have again been reminded of the need to operate under the rules and regulations governing the sector as laid down by the state through the Ministry of Transportation.

The Special Adviser to the Governor on Transportation, Prince Olanrewaju Elegushi made the assertion today at Jibowu when he led the team from the ministry to enforce compliance with the state government’s directive that interstate transport operators in the axis should relocate their operations to the Ojota interstate Motor Park.

Prince Elegushi explained that despite the efforts of the state government through various stakeholders meetings on the need to move inter-state transport activities to designated motor parks, the various transport companies have refused to obey the state government’s directives even after several stakeholders’ meetings with those concerned on the issue.

On arrival at the Jibowu interstate transport corridor, the team observed that about nine transport companies were still engaged in interstate transport passenger and cargo operational activities openly and secretly. The team then reminded them of the State’s earlier directives before proceeding to seal their premises

Thereafter, journalists were conducted round the newly provided Ojota Interstate Terminal  , where they  were afforded the opportunity of on-the-spot assessment of the facilities already provided, some of which included concrete floor  parking lots big enough to accommodate all the Jibowu interstate transport companies, booking offices, waiting lounge, toilets, filling station, and  maintenance workshop. The facility designed to operate on  24 hour basis, the Special Adviser added was ready for operations. He added that replicas of the terminal will also be provided at   Ojodu Berger, Oshodi and Ajah.

Prince Elegushi noted that the restriction of Inter-state activities to designated, was purposed to further improve the traffic situation in the metropolis while putting  a stop to damages done to some of the infrastructure provided in the Jibowu corridor by the luxurious buses because of the low turn radius available in the area for them.

Public Affairs unit

Ministry of Transportation

Lagos State

December 12, 2017.

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