Speaking at the commissioning and official handing over of the park to members of the National Union of Road Transport Workers, the Special Adviser to the Governor on Central Business District, Mr Agboola Dabiri said the decision to create a bus park at Apongbon axis was taken at the State Executive Council meeting where the Governor of Lagos State, Mr Akinwunmi Ambode mandated his agency to create the park as part of effort at seeking lasting solution to the incessant traffic situation experienced in the axis.
The Special Adviser revealed that with the commissioning and handing over of the facility to members of the union, the State Government will no longer tolerate the picking and dropping of passengers by commercial vehicles from broad street, Marina and Apongbon. He warned that any vehicle flouting the directive not to pick and drop passengers along the designated route will have their vehicle impounded and driver prosecuted.
Mr. Dabiri said “the construction of this bus park by the Lagos State Government and handing over to the Union is first of its kind in the State. I therefore urged you to make good use of the facility and ensure that the purpose of creating the park which is to decongest traffic on the Marina – Apongbon Axis is not defeated”
“ it took the State Government through the Office of the Special Adviser on Central Business District about Six months to complete the construction of this bus park and a committee of stakeholders has been set up to see to the day to day running of the bus park. I urged the committee members to ensure that all relevant environmental and safety rules are strictly observed.”
State Chairman of the National Union of Road Transport workers, Mr Tajudeen Agbede thank the State Government for making the construction of the park a reality. He said the Union and its members where surprise at this good gesture by the Lagos State Government because they where skeptical at first when the idea to construct the bus park was first brought to their notice.
He said with the official handing over of the park, the Union and its member will ensure that the purpose of the bus park is achieved. He also warned all his members not to open their vehicle to pick or drop passengers at areas designated as “No stopping” for vehicles.
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