In News by Oluwaseun Samuel on the 28th, May, 2020

We Will Deploy Buses To Change Okada And Keke Napep In July

We Will Deploy Buses To Replace Okada And Keke Napep In July


Frederick Oladeinde

Frederick Oladeinde, the transportation commissioner in Lagos state has revealed that they are going to be deploying extra buses in July to exchange okadas and keke napep which has been banned from plying some routes within the state.

He stated that the state authorities has despatched bus specs to potential producers and is working in direction of implementing a “first mile and final mile (FMLM) mobility answer” to assist Lagosians navigate the state with ease.

Oladeinde Mentioned;

“Following the restriction of bikes and tricycles for commuter operations in some areas within the metropolis, the federal government is engaged on implementing a First Mile and Final Mile (FMLM) mobility answer.

“Now we have recognized 285 final mile routes throughout the seven bus reform initiative zones throughout Lagos. Now we have developed bus specs and shared identical with potential bus producers. We count on these to be rolled out within the subsequent two months.”

The Commissioner introduced the completion of Oshodi-Abule Egba bus fast transit (BRT) hall throughout the press briefing, and in addition disclosed that bus terminals in Agege, Ojota, Ajah, Worldwide Airport, Yaba and Oyingbo are at totally different levels of completion.

Oladeinde Added;

“The Ikeja bus terminal is now operational and presently serving three routes, which embody Ikeja to Obalende, CMS and TBS, Ikeja to Iyana Ipaja and Ikeja to Ikorodu.

“Within the final one 12 months of this administration, there was an enchancment within the public transit system by means of the deployment of 200 excessive capability buses to maneuver Lagosians from one vacation spot to the opposite on each day foundation.

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 “Through the 12 months underneath evaluate, greater than 80,000 passengers have been commuted each day and lately 10 million passengers was achieved in 10-month operation of the Lagos Bus Service Restricted (LBSL).

“As this administration progresses, we should proceed to pursue vigorously, throughout the timeframe and restricted sources, the state’s imaginative and prescient of reworking Lagos into a wise metropolis that’s secure, secured, useful and productive.

“This administration has employed worldwide finest apply fashions and reforms for efficient transformation of Lagos state.”


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