Lagos – Gov. Akinwunmi Ambode of Lagos State on Wednesday said that the transformation of Oshodi area of the state into a world class business district through urban regeneration would commence in June.
Ambode said at a stakeholders’ forum on Oshodi Transport Interchange in Lagos that the project would last for 18 months.
The governor who was represented by the Commissioner for Waterfront Infrastructure Development, Mr Ade Akinsanya, said the project would reflect the mega status of Lagos by improving physical structure, security and creating a 24 hour economy.
He said that all residents and stakeholders would derive immense benefits from the project.
Ambode said that the project was premised on a three-pronged approach including urban renewal, environmental regeneration as well as transportation and security.
In her project presentation, Special Adviser to the governor on Urban Development, Mrs Yetunde Onabule, said the 13 city and inter-state motor parks in Oshodi would be consolidated into three bus terminals.
Onabule said the first terminal would be at former Mosafejo market axis, the second at former Owonifari market and the third, adjacent to NAFDAC office in Oshodi.
She said that the terminals would be equipped with state of the art facilities, including skywalk to connect the terminals with adequate security apparatus.
Onabule assured traders and drivers that they had nothing to fear saying they would be carried along as the project progressed.
On his part, the Lagos State Chairman of the National Union of Road Transport Workers (NURTW), Mr Tajudeen Agbede, commended government for the laudable project and pledged the support of members of the union. (NAN)