Recall that some months back the Lagos State Government gave an ultimatum to all inter-state bus operators on Lagos Ikorodu road asking them to relocate to the bus terminal reserved specially for all inter-state buses within the axis at Ojota, Lagos Mainland.
The Lagos State Government on Tuesday, December 12, 2017, once again sealed off the premises of major inter-state bus company, at Jibowu, Yaba Lagos Mainland. The likes of God is Good Motors, Chisco Transport, Ifex Express, GUO Transport, Peace Mass Transport among others were sealed off by operatives of the Lagos state Ministry of Transportation.
The Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Transportation, Olufemi Salami who ordered the seal-off with the approval of the Acting Commissioner for Transportation, Anofiu Elegushi, said the move has become imperative in view of the need to enforce the state government’s relocation plan for all inter-state buses to be moved from Jibowu to Ojota.
Elegushi said the state Governor, Mr Akinwunmi Ambode had earlier this year asked all transporters operating around Jibowu and other parts of Ikorodu Road, to relocate their operations to Ojota, where the government had provided a land to accommodate them, now known as ‘Ojota Luxury Bus Station’.
According to him, the Ojota luxury bus station was being made ready by a concessionaire with whom the government had entered into an agreement to build it into modern facilities, adding that all that the transporters were required to do was to comply with the government’s directive to relocate to the new station.
The Permanent Secretary, however, added that the transporters are expected to pay the concessionaire, to use the new bus station, and that the amount to be paid would be negotiated during the relocating process.