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Lagos bans interstate buses along Ikorodu road

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The Governor Ambode led Lagos State Government on Wednesday, directed the operators of inter-state buses and vehicles operating along Ikorodu Road to desist from going beyond Ojodu Berger and Ojota Motor Parks.

The State Government also issued a seven-day ultimatum to the operators to relocate to the designated inter-state motor parks at Ojodu Berger and Ojota, or face stiff sanctions after the expiration of the deadline.

The state’s Commissioner for information and strategy, Mr. Steve Ayorinde, made the disclosure after embarking on a joint inspection tour of ongoing construction of Modern Bus Terminal at Yaba and the beautification project at Jibowu.

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Mr Steve Ayorinde, further stated that the decision of the government was because the operators had not been neat and decent despite repeated warnings, and that government could no longer sit and watch such to continue in the overall interest of the people.

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.

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