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Like Ikeja, see other Lagos Mainland communities to get Ambode’s spectacular bus Terminal

In a bid to bridge the unemployment gap by creating jobs for its unemployed youths, the Akinwunmi Ambode Lagos State Government has said that construction works are ongoing in 13 different bus terminals that will employ 3000 youths in the State.

The development was announced by the Lagos State Commissioner for Transportation, Mr. Ladi Lawanson during a media tour to both the Ikeja and the not-yet-completed Oshodi Bus Terminals on the Lagos Mainland.

The Commissioner stated that the 13 bus terminals will checkmate the menace of “one chance” kidnapping and accidents associated with the current commercial bus regime in the State.

According to Lawanson, “Constructions are ongoing in 13 different bus terminals across the state to leverage their various operations. We have Alapere Bus Shelter, Ilupeju Bus Depot, Yaba Bus Terminal, Anthony Bus Depot, Maryland Bus Terminal, Agege Bus Terminal, Ojota Bus Terminal, Oyingbo Bus Terminal, Tafawa Balewa Square Bus Terminal and other proposed corridors.”

He continued that: “These facilities will provide over 3,000 jobs for youths and increase transport connections and inter-modal connectivity in the State. The idea is to cater for Lagos residents of especially lower and middle classes, who cannot afford to fund their own cars every day.”

Meanwhile, the government also announced that over 800 buses have been procured to kick-start operations at the newly inaugurated Ikeja Bus Terminal.

“We should be expecting some buses like over 800 that Lagos State Government has procured to kick-start operation for the benefit of the residents,” Lawanson disclosed.

The Commissioner also noted that Ikeja, the capital of Lagos State, has about 900,000 inhabitants, adding that it is also a major transport hub on the Lagos Mainland, as it is a major node of very important corridors in Lagos such as Lagos-Abeokuta Expressway, Agege Motor Road, Mobolaji Bank Anthony Way, Oba Akran Way and Awolowo Way.

“Ikeja Terminal is a key transport infrastructure constructed to improve efficiency in system connections, reduce traffic congestion caused by ongoing street loading and dropping off of passengers, reduce environmental pollution and improve security and safety of the commuting public,” he said.

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