Acting Commissioner for Transportation, Prince Anofiu Olarenwaju Elegushi  has restated the commitment of the state Government to reduce travel time across the major arteries of the state. 

The Commissioner, who presented the achievement of the Ministry he supervised in the last two years, noted that the administration at onset faced criticism on the traffic situation, across the state.

He declared “we had adopted various engineering solutions along with improving the traditional methods by which traffic is measured”. The prince of Ikateland, noted that the introduction of laybys had reduced travel time along the Ojodu Berger/Obalende axis to about 20minutes. He added that seven of such had been constructed.

While also stating plans for two others along Ikorodu and Ketu, the commissioner said the perennial log jam witnessed due to activities of commercial buses picking and discharging passengers with be a thing of the past as both will lead to  45 minutes travel time from Ikorodu to CMS.

He explained that the laybys must not be turned to garages for parking and vehicle repairs. He noted that the activities of Unions at the laybys will not be tolerated.

Elegushi urged Lagosians to “own public utilities’’ and ensure that they are used for the purpose for which they have been put in place. While also stating the introduction of traffic signalization to replace the six roundabouts along the Lekki Epe axis, Elegushi said a travel time of less time than 20 minutes from the 2 to 3hours, prior to construction, has been recorded.

He described the continued engagement of the ministry with the various transport union, as responsible for the peace that has reigned in the state. He stated that prompt response to issues and the commitment of the union to peace was responsible for quick resolutions of challenging situations.
Biola Fagunwa
Director, Public Affairs
16th May 2017.

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