The Lagos State Government has assured Lagosians of its determination to continually seek ways to ease movement on its roads.
The Commissioner of Transportation, Ladi Lawanson who represented the Lagos State gave the assurance while representing Governor Akinwunmi Ambode at the commissioning of the newly constructed layby at Allen roundabout, Ikeja.
Pointing out that the layby will aid in decongesting the gridlock peculiar to the axis due to the loading and offloading of passengers by commercial vehicles particularly during peak period, the Commissioner also noted that its completion will positively impact on travel time within the axis.
While lauding the current administration under the leadership of Governor Akinwunmi Ambode for its relentless effort in the transportation sector, Lawanson stated that the interventions are in line with the pledge made by the Governor at the beginning of his tenure to embark on infrastructural projects, which in turn will spur massive growth in economic activities in the state.
According to him, the project is not the first of its kind as the Lagos State Government has created several laybys with the same objective of creating ease of vehicular movement in the state.
He urged Lagosians to cooperate with the government by obeying traffic rules and regulations in order to encourage investors from far and near to feel safe in the state at all times.
Lawanson added that the massive investment of the present Administration in the state transportation sector has and will always be geared towards ensuring free flow of traffic, road safety, social and economic development in Lagos.
In his welcome address, the Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Transportation, Dr. Taiwo Olufemi Salaam urged the general public especially the road transport unions and their members not to turn the facility into an abode for all sort of illegal activities, warning that the State government will take necessary measures to ensure sanity and order in the area.
While he also admonished the people to see the project as their own and make the best use of it, he emphasized that the layby was not a lavatory, bedroom or colony for anyone.
The Baale of Alade/Allen Community, Ikeja, Chief Olufemi Bolaji Thomas-Jaji as well as his counterpart Baale Agidingbi, Chief Ganiyu Ayide Aruna who were both present at the event noted that the Project has created positive impact as the usual traffic experience in the axis especially at the peak time has drastically reduced.