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Lagos to Inter-state transporters: You have seven days to quit Ikorodu Road axis

Lagos to Inter-state transporters: You have seven days to quit Ikorodu Road axis

The Lagos government Wednesday issued a seven-day ultimatum to inter-state transport operators to vacate Ikorodu Road.

Steve Ayorinde, the Commissioner for Information and Strategy, disclosed this during the inspection of inter-state bus terminals on Ikorodu road.

He said that Governor Akinwunmi Ambode toured the area on Tuesday night and was very displeased with the manner in which the inter- state transport operators were using the main town.

“We are, however, saying that henceforth, we will no longer allow inter-state buses to operate along Ikorodu Road, they will have to move to Ojota and Ojodu-Berger bus terminals designated for them by the state government.

“And there is a seven-day ultimatum for them to move, starting from today. It is for the benefit of the residents because their operations here are not decent and tidy.

“Take a look at the iron barricades mounted on our roads with tax-payers money, they are being destroyed by these bus operators. It goes to show how people abuse and disrespect the tax payers’ money, in spite of repeated warnings by government.

“We can no longer condone it and in the interest of the residents, what is decent, tidy and civilised is to move them to where they really belong, so that we can free the cities.

“You can see what we are doing with the state city plan, more bus terminals are springing up in Yaba, TBS, Ikeja and other areas. The whole essence is to protect the sanctity of the environment and the public,‘’ Ayorinde said.

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