Lagos Issues Preventive Measures To Curb COVID-19 Spread At Motor Parks, Garages, Buses, Cabs

Lagos State Government through the state Ministry of Transportation has released preventive measures to further curb the spread of Coronavirus in buses, cabs, motor parks, and garages. The directive is coming just as the state records three new COVID-19 cases today bringing the total of confirmed Coronavirus cases recorded in the state to 19. The preventive measures which is contained in a statement issued by the Commissioner for Transportation, Dr Frederic Oladeinde. Below is the full text of the statement COVID 19: Public Transport Preventive Measures Guidelines To Curb Further…

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Lagos State Announces Alternative Routes As Eko Bridge Is Closed For Repair Works

The Lagos State Government has announced alternative routes for motorists as a section of Eko Bridge is closed to enable rehabilitation works on worn-out bearings noticed between Alaka and Costain portion inwards Apongbon. The Special Adviser to the Governor on Works and Infrastructure Engr. Aramide Adeyoye said in a statement that it became necessary to close a section of the bridge to prevent endangering the lives of commuters using the bridge, pending commencement of repairs. She stated that despite the inconvenience that may arise from the closure, the government resorted…

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Dangote truck crushes five adults, two kids to death

Seven persons have been confirmed dead after a Dangote truck conveying bags of cement rammed into a yellow commercial bus at Tollgate, Ota, along Lagos-Abeokuta Expressway, Ogun State. The deceased included five adults and two children while 10 persons sustained injuries in the crash which occurred around 11.30am on Saturday. It was learnt that a sienna bus with the number plate, APP 122 CD was also involved in the accident. It was gathered that there was traffic on the expressway at the time and the truck had a brake failure,…

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Okada Ban: Lagos Govt Deploys 65 Buses To Ease City Travels

Lagos State Governor, Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu has directed the management of Lagos Bus Services Limited to deploy a fleet of 65 buses along major routes from Monday, to provide succor and ameliorate the hardship commuters might face as a result of the restriction order on the operators of motorcycles and tricycles in some parts of the State. The new routes where the LBSL will extend its services from tomorrow and the specified transport fares are: Ikeja – Ogba: N100 Berger – Ogba: N100 Ikeja – CMS: N200 Oshodi – Ajah:…

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LASTMA To Lagosians: No Mercy Any Longer For Traffic Offenders

The Lagos State Traffic Management Authority has admonished motorists in the state to adopt a change of attitude, warning that the authority will no longer be merciful to traffic law violators. The General Manager of LASTMA, Olajide Oduyoye, gave this warning in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria on Tuesday in Lagos, while highlighting the authority’s agenda for the year. Oduyoye said: “What we are looking at this year is for the citizens of Lagos and the motorists, including passengers, to understand that the issue of violating traffic…

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Anambra To Establish Modern Motor Parks For Traffic Decongestion

The Anambra Government has said it had completed plans to establish modern motor parks across the state to ensure aesthetics, orderliness, traffic decongestion and drive revenue generation. Christian Madubuko, the State Commissioner for Transportation, told the News Agency of Nigeria in Awka that the parks would aid the organised movement of people and goods within the state. “Very soon, more parks will be inaugurated in the state for free movement within the state. “The entire state will witness a new look in terms of the aesthetic beauty the parks will…

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Oshodi Transport Interchange Records 1.6m Passengers

Africa’s foremost transportation icon, Oshodi Transport Interchange has recorded 1.6 million passengers within the first 250 days. Managing Director of Planet Tasks, Biodun Otunola disclosed this while taking media executives on a tour of the viability. He mentioned the passenger site visitors were recorded in Terminal 3, at the moment in full operations including that terminals 1 and a couple of are set to take off within the first quarter of the year. Lagos State Commissioner for Information and Strategy, Mr. Gbenga Omotosho described the project as beautiful, adding that…

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Imo State Sets Record-Low Accident Rate During Yuletide Season- NEMA

The National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) said there was no casualty recorded in Imo during the yuletide. Mr. Evans Ugoh, NEMA Head of Imo/Abia operations, said this in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Owerri. According to him, the milestone was achieved through diligent collaboration among disaster stakeholders. He said the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) and other disaster outfits braced up to road challenges during the period, which he said was the major reason for the zero casualties. Ugo said that both NEMA and FRSC…

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Despite Huge Hole, FG Says Ajaokuta-Itobe Bridge Safe For Use

Kajogbola Jimoh, Federal Controller of Works in Kogi State has assured Nigerians that the Ajaokuta-Itobe bridge is intact and structurally stable against insinuations that it has divided into two and no longer passable. Jimoh gave the assurance during an on-the-spot assessment of the bridge in the company of the officials of the Federal Roads Maintenance Agency at Ajaokuta. He said that the bridge only required routine maintenance. Jimoh said the only issue was the missing 40mm electrometric rubber base plates covering expansion joints which had chopped off as a result…

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Christmas: FRSC To Pitch Camps At Onitsha Bridge, Other Gridlock Areas

The Federal Road Safety Corps says it will pitch camps near the Niger Bridgehead, Onitsha and other gridlock areas in Anambra to tackle traffic challenges during Christmas and New year celebrations. The State Sector Commander, Mr. Ayodele Kumapayi disclosed this in Onitsha during the lunch of “Operation no Wawawa on the road” organised by management of 93.7 Wazobia FM, Onitsha. Kumapayi said no fewer than 600 officials would be deployed to the Onitsha Bridgehead and other flashpoints with traffic congestion in the commercial city. “The camps are to be manned…

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