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Buhari Commissions Bus Terminal- But Buses Will Arrive In 6 Months

Lagos, Nigeria’s commercial city, has commissioned a state of the art Bus Terminal – Ikeja Bus Terminal – but the Buses that will make the terminal function will arrive in September 2018.

President Buhari joined the Lagos State Governor to do the commissioning.

The Governor says the State is planning to inject 5,000 new buses into the Lagos economy in the next 3 years.

The Ikeja Bus Terminal commissioned on Thursday, March 29, 2018, is situated a few minutes away from the Murtala Mohammed Local Airport and Murtala Mohammed International Airport and one of the flagship transport infrastructure under the State Bus Reform Initiative led by Governor Akinwunmi Ambode.

The government said it is planning to inject 820 environmentally-friendly high capacity buses in the first phase of this reform by September 2018, 300 New Bus Stops, 3 Bus Depots, and Intelligent Transport System which will aid Lagosians to plan their journeys on our public transport system.

Governor Ambode while commissioning the Bus Terminal said the first phase of the programme will see 13 new Bus terminals introduced including major terminals at the popular cities in the state such as Oshodi, Yaba, Ojota, Agege and the already completed Tafawa Balewa Bus Terminal.

“We have initiated and completed the provision of infrastructure that is scalable and would support the daily needs of our people to meet their connectivity and mobility needs.

“We have commenced the introduction of 5,000 new buses into the Lagos economy in the next 3 years.”

On his part, Muhammadu Buhari, Nigeria’s president lauded the State Government for various initiatives aimed at catering for movement of the growing population of the State and making modern buses available to the people.

He particularly commended Governor Ambode for his developmental strides in the last three years, saying the projects were indeed laudable.