Lagos bans inter-state buses along Ikorodu road, gives them 7 days to relocate

The Lagos State Government on Wednesday announced the restriction of the operation of inter- state buses and vehicles operating along Ikorodu Road from going beyond Ojodu Berger and Ojota Motor Parks .

According to Punch, the State Government has also issued a seven - day ultimatum to the operators to relocate to the designated inter - state motor parks at Ojodu Berger and Ojota, after which stiff sanctions would apply to defaulters .

Speaking after embarking on a joint inspection tour of ongoing construction of Modern Bus Terminal at Yaba and the beautification project at Jibowu , the State ’ s Commissioner for Information and Strategy , Mr Steve Ayorinde , said the decision of the government was in line with the determination of Governor Akinwunmi Ambode ’ s administration to free the city of avoidable nuisances and install sanity and civility in the environment .

He said the inspection was a follow-up to an earlier visit by the Governor to the area , adding that all the necessary quit notices have already been served on the affected operators.

He said : “ This is a follow- up on the visit of Governor Ambode to this axis last night and was very displeased with what he saw particularly in the manner with which long buses , inter -state buses are using the main town and what we have done so far is the initial announcement to say that henceforth , we will no longer allow inter - state buses to be along Ikorodu Road.

“ Henceforth, they will have to go to Ojota and Ojodu Berger which are the two designated inter - state motor parks . The ones that we have here in Jibowu will have to move and there is a 7 - day ultimatum for everyone of them beginning from the ones in this axis to move, ” Ayorinde said.

Speaking on the reason for the ban, the Commissioner said activities of the operators had not been tidy and decent despite repeated warnings , and that government could no longer sit and watch such to continue in the overall interest of the people.

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