As part of the celebration of [email protected], the Lagos State Government plans to complete the redevelopment of Tafawa Balewa Square Bus Terminus, the iconic piece designed to commemorate and celebrate the event.
Addressing a stakeholders’ forum on the utilisation of the Terminus, the Acting Commissioner of Transportation, Prince Anofiu Olanrewaju Elegushi noted that the upgraded terminus has a projected lifespan of over 30 years if well maintained.
He declared that proper maintenance and regulation of the activities of those who take up kiosks at the terminus would determine the durability of facilities put in place within the bus terminus.
Elegushi disclosed that the present administration has no intention of dislodging the present commercial operators, such as taxis and yellow buses using the bus terminus but would accredit and regulate their activities so as to ensure orderliness.
The Acting Commissioner emphasised that the proposal to re-fleet yellow buses should not be seen as a sack of the current operators but rather as an opportunity to inject new lease of life into the transportation sector and reflect the new face of Lagos.
Under the new scheme, he explained, old rickety yellow buses will be replaced with new air-conditioned “Mini” buses fitted with CCTV cameras, phone charging points and other comfort features.
He gave assurance that there will be adequate technology-based security and presence of law enforcement agencies to curb any nefarious activities, warning destitute and miscreants not to convert the bus terminus to sleeping booths.