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LAGOS
STATE GOVERNMENT
MINISTRY
OF TRANSPORTATION
PRESS RELEASE
Lagos State Government has announced the completion of
the redevelopment of the Tafawa Balewa Square’s Bus Terminal described as an
Iconic piece designed to celebrate 50 years of the State.
 

ACTING HC(T), PS MOT AND OTHER STAKEHOLDERS INSPECTING THE NEWLY UPGRADED TBS BUS STOP.

 
Speaking at the Stakeholder’s Forum on the utilization
of the Terminal, the Acting Commissioner for Transportation, Prince Anofiu
Olanrewaju Elegushi noted that the project is one of the several others that
the state is undertaking. He listed others to include Oyingbo, Yaba and
Marryland.
Prince Elegushi further disclosed that Government had no
intention of dislodging the present occupants resided in the Terminal; the
Taxis, Yellow buses but will accredit them so as to ensure orderliness.
He said apart from government appointing a facility
Manager for the terminal, there is a need for all the users to ensure that they
use the facility with considerable care.
Describing the edifice as one with a lifespan of over 30
years if well maintained. Elegushi declared that proper maintenance is at the
heart of realizing this length of time. He added that the Ministry of
Transportation will accredit those who will take up kiosk and determine what
could be sold.
L-R PERMANET SEC  MOT ENGR CASTER BADE, HC(T) PRINCE ANOFIU ELEGUSHI,CHAIRMAN HOUSE COMMITTEE TRANSPORT. HON MOJEED FATAI ADEBOLA DURING THE STAKEHOLDERS MEETING ON THE UPGRADING & UTILIZATION OF TBS BUS TERMINAL.
He assured that there will be adequate security through
technology and law enforcement agencies to curb any nefarious activities. He
stated that no one should attempt to convert it to sleeping booth.
The Commissioner, while stating that the project
represents the new face of Lagos, stated that the proposal to refleet yellow
buses should not be seen as sack of the current operators but rather, an
opportunity to inject new lease of life into the transportation sector.
He stated that under the scheme, old rickety yellow
buses will be replaced by new air-conditioned “Midi” buses fitted out with CCTV
cameras, phone charging points and other comfort features.
In his remark the Managing Director of LAMATA represented
by Desmond Amiegbehor noted that buses will have clearly shown routes and so
also  loading bays, thereby, leaving no
opportunity for noisy announcement of destinations.
Commenting the Chairman of the House Committee on Transportation,
Honourable  Mojeed Fatai Adebola,
explained that the State House of Assembly will continue to partner with the Executive
Arm of Government to realize the goal of reduce use of private cars in favour
of public transportation.
CROSS SECTION OF STAKEHOLDERS AT THE MEETING ON UTILIZATION OF TBS BUS TERMINAL. 
He commended the leadership of the State for putting up
programmes for the development of the state and its citizen.
Present at the event were the Permanent Secretary Engr
Ajibade Caster Adebowale, Hon Sola Giwa and the Sole Administrator Lagos Island
( East) LCDA and leadership of affected transport union.             
Biola
Fagunwa
Director,
Public Affairs
28th
February, 2017      

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