Why Lagos is committed to an efficient transportation system, by Ambode
Lagos State Government has said that it is committed to a reliable, efficient and suitable transportation system because transportation is the life wire of every economy and the oil that runs the wheel of every business.
Speaking during the week at the commissioning of the multiple laybys at Iyana Oworonshoki by Car Wash Bus-stop, Lagos State Governor, Akinwunmi Ambode stated that the volume of goods and service that are exchanged per time, the ease and speed at which such is done all translate into a value chain of productivity, employment, wealth creation and prosperity.
Ambode, represented by his Special Adviser on Transportation, Prince Anofi Elegushi, stated that the position of Lagos as the foremost economic, industrial, commercial and urban cosmopolitan in West Africa cannot be divorced from the development of its transportation system.
He, therefore, maintained that as the state emerges into a centre of many activities and opportunities, its potential as foremost business destination was widely recognised and accepted, which became the magnet drawing people to the state from far and near.
Disclosing that the multiple laybys commissioned would at least created some orderliness and reduced the travel time to an average of 15 minutes, Elegushi said that this effort by the Ambode led government is a further testimony to its commitment to gridlock resolution.
“Permit me to say that the Government is ready to partner with the private sector to actualize its noble vision for the transport sector. This partnership will bring necessary infrastructure as well as create the environment that will make Lagosians comfortable in any form of transportation they choose and reduce their travel time.”
He promised that as a responsive government, it will continue to reconstruct and rehabilitate roads, provide road infrastructure and adopt best practices for the benefits of the state residents.
Elegushi assured residents of the state that conscious and deliberate steps have been taken, using the Ministry of Transportation and its agencies, to improve on basic elements of roads, provision of transport infrastructure, safer roads and safer drivers.
He, therefore, implored the residents of the state to cooperate and support the state government in ensuring that the infrastructure provided are properly made use of in order to ensure sanity reigns on the roads.
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