The Lagos State Government says it will deploy over 800 buses soon to start operations at the newly inaugurated Ikeja Bus Terminal.
Mr Ladi Lawanson, the state Commissioner for Transportation, made the disclosure during a visit to the terminal and the Oshodi Transport Interchange construction site on Saturday.
According to him, the newly procured buses will enable efficient and effective transportation to classes of Lagos residents.
“The state government is coming with multimodal and integrated transportation system which will take care of about four million people on a daily basis across the state.
“The idea is to cater for Lagos residents of especially lower and middle classes, who cannot afford to fund their own cars every day.
“We should be expecting some buses like over 800 that Lagos State Government has procured to kick-start operation for the benefit of the residents,” he said.
He noted that Ikeja, the capital of Lagos State, had about 900,000 inhabitants.
“It is also a major transport hub on the Lagos mainland, as it is a major node of very important corridors in Lagos such as Lagos-Abeokuta Expressway, Agege Motor Road, Mobolaji Bank Anthony Way, Oba Akran Way and Awolowo Way.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that President Muhammadu Buhari, on March 29, inaugurated the Ikeja Bus Terminal expected to provide comfort, safety, security and good travel experience for commuters.
The facility covers about 1.14 hectares.