The Lagos State Government has given operators of interstate buses and vehicles a seven-day ultimatum to relocate from Ikorodu roads to the designated inter-state motor parks at Ojodu Berger and Ojota.
According to the directive, interstate buses and vehicles plying Ikorodu Road will no longer be allowed to go beyond Ojodu Berger and Ojota Motor parks.
Mr Steve Ayorinde, The State Commissioner for Information and Strategy said the decision was in line with the determination of Governor Akinwunmi Ambode’s administration to install sanity and civility in the environment.
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 every one of them beginning from the ones in this axis to move.”
The Commissioner said the operations of the interstate buses and vehicles were constituting an environmental nuisance.
Mr. Ayorinde said, “The New Jersey Barricades here are being destroyed and they are built with taxpayers money. We have also seen the way vegetal nuisance have taken over everything particularly areas that are being used by the operators of the interstate buses in spite of the repeated warnings that this is no longer acceptable.”
The Commissioner however gave assurances that in enforcing the ban the livelihood of those within the identified axis would not be affected