By Adegboyega Oni
President Muhammadu Buhari has stated that the new Oshodi Transport Interchange, 820 Mass Transit Buses (MTB) the reconstructed Murtala Mohammed International Airport road by Lagos State Government will move Lagosians in a more comfortable and more efficient manner.
The projects, according to President, clearly demonstrate the need to continue to provide high impact projects for the development of infrastructure and opportunities for job creation at all levels.
President Buhari stated this while performing the commissioning of the projects in Lagos today.
‘’Just as this transport interchange with three different terminals is going to change the face of public transportation, the mass transit buses totaling 820 will move the people of Lagos State in a more comfortable and more efficient manner.
‘’These projects by Lagos State are perfectly aligned with the efforts of the Federal Government to improve the country’s infrastructure especially in the transport sector,’’ noted Buhari.
He stated that the Federal Government has recently approved the reconstruction of the Apapa-Oshodi Expressway up to Oworonshoki and Old-Toll gate which was last attended to, 40 years ago, to compliment the Oshodi transport Interchange.
‘’We have recently commissioned the new International Airport Terminals in Port Harcourt and Abuja as well as the rail lines from Abuja to Kaduna. The Lagos to Ibadan rail line is under construction. Our government will continue to prioritise high impact infrastructure which will vastly improve the lives of our people,’’ said President Buhari.
He commended Governor, Akinwunmi Ambode for his contributions to the growth and development of Lagos State.