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Tuesday, 16 May 2017

VIO permanently banned from Lagos roads - Govenor Ambode

Lagos State Governor, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode on Tuesday put the uncertainty concerning the absence of Vehicle Inspection Officers (VIO) on Lagos roads to rest once and for all, stating categorically that he has asked them to stay off the roads permanently.

Governor Ambode, who said this at the commissioning of Pedestrian Bridges, Laybys and Slip Road at Ojodu Berger, also urged the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) to limit its operations to the fringes and highways and stay clear from the main streets of the State.

He said the decisions were in line with his administration’s resolve to ensure free flow of traffic across the State, noting that their activities were contributing to traffic congestion on Lagos roads. The Governor said, “Distinguished ladies and gentlemen, let me use this opportunity to reiterate that Vehicle Inspection Officers (VIO) have been asked to stay off our roads permanently.

“We also advice the Federal Road Safety Corps to stay on the fringes and highways and not on the main streets of Lagos. It has become evident that these agencies contribute to the traffic challenges on our roads.”

He said as an alternative, the State Government would employ technology to track and monitor vehicle registration and MOT certifications and de-emphasise impoundment of vehicles on the roads. Speaking on the interventions in Ojodu Berger, Governor Ambode said his administration at inception, identified the axis as one of the major traffic flashpoints that required urgent attention, adding that the decision was informed by the strategic importance of this axis being a major gateway into the State.

“What we set out to achieve with this project was to ensure smooth flow of traffic along the express, safeguard the lives of our people who had to run across the express and project the image of a truly global city to our visitors. Today, we are delighted that we have not only succeeded in transforming the landscape of this axis but with the slip road, lay bys and pedestrian bridge, we have given a new and pleasant experience to all entering and exiting our State.

“This project is the product of our innovative team of engineers, architects and town planners who have worked hard to create an innovative solution to tackle the challenges of this axis. I say a big thank you to the staff of the Lagos State Ministry of Works and the contractors – CCECC Nigeria Limited for a job well done,” he said.

To improve on the project, Governor Ambode said a food court would be built where people can relax before climbing the pedestrian bridge, as well as an interstate bus terminal within the Ojodu Berger axis for buses coming from outside Lagos to drop and load passengers, while intercity transportation system would move commuters within the city. Besides, the Governor assured that his traffic interventions would not only stop at the Ojodu Berger axis, but would be an ongoing process to create solutions to traffic congestion in every part of the State.

“If your neighbourhood or community is experiencing traffic challenges, be rest assured that we will soon be there. We will always ensure that promises made are promises kept. We will continue to rely on the support of all segments of the population for regular tax payments, obeying the rule of law and protection of public infrastructure. That is the only way we can progress and achieve our goal of being one of the world’s top centres for business, entertainment and leisure,” he said.

While alluding to the fact that the State has lived up to its reputation as a land of possibilities, Governor Ambode also expressed confidence that the future prospects of the State was promising and that the journey of the next fifty years has commenced on a very sound and solid footing. Earlier, in his opening remarks, the State’s Commissioner for Waterfront Infrastructure Development, Engr. Adebowale Akinsanya said the project was conceived by the State Government as a response to the yearnings of the people of Ojodu Berger Community for an improved, efficient and grid lock free road network, as well as the need to preserve the sanctity of life of Lagosians who hitherto were endangered by the need to cross the ever-busy Lagos-Ibadan Expressway.

Akinsanya, who is also overseeing the Ministry of Works and Infrastructure, gave the scope of the project to include 98m pedestrian bridges with illumination, 150m length lay-bys on both sides of the expressway, 500m length of retaining wall with varying height from 3.5m to 7m and two multi-by bus park/bus lay-bys on Ogunnusi road with public convenience.

Other scope of the project included 650m slip road connecting traffic outward the expressway to Omole/Olowora Junction, 700m Ogunnusi/Wakatiadura dual road from Kosoko road junction to the expressway, 250m PWC Road to the expressway, street lighting on all the roads and multi-bay bus parks, signalization of all junctions, pedestrian walkway and drainage infrastructure, among others.

SIGNED
HABIB ARUNA
 CHIEF PRESS SECRETARY
MAY 16, 2017

20 comments:

DFC anonymous said...

Good1

Anonymous said...

GREAT NEWS!!! Please can you inform the road safety guys along JAKANDE 1st Gate Lekki... to gerrout!! thanks

joyous baba,LindaIkeji First cousin said...

good news.

Vivian Reginalds said...

GOOD
-D great anonymous now as Vivian Reginalds

Anonymous said...

Nice one Gives Ambode but I just hope tinubu would allow this ur decision to stand. We all know how you and LASTMA issue finally ended. All the same am happy that VIO is off our road for good

Emmanuel Silas said...

Enter your comment...one can only imagine what the state stand to lose. I don't think its a good idea. My oga pls have a rethink

dee boi said...

Hallelujah... dee

Ade Olasengbe said...

May God help him

Anonymous said...

Ambode is the real deal,i remember the day I was going to make supply to sango,one old Vio idiot at a abule egba stopped us,demanded for one irrelevant paper we ended up paying 30k that day wasted the entire day,supply we didn't make.

Bernard Famoriyo said...

I DON'T KNOW U AS A GOVERNOR IT'S UR PERSONALITY COMBINED WIT UR BRILLIANCE IN EXECUTING UR JOB THAT IMPACTS LIVES POSITIVELY THAT ENABLES ME TO PRAY FOR U EVERYDAY SO HERE GOES.
I PROFESS PROGRESS, FIDDLE HEALTH INTO UR DAILY LIVELIHOOD TODAY AND ALWAYS MR AKINWUNMI AMOBODE AND MAY GOD CONTINUE TO ORDER UR STEPS AS U PUT D PEOPLE B4 URSELF IN DECISION MAKIN. FOREVER STAY FAVORED.

Anonymous said...

Me love this man
Gimme more Ambode in 2019

Anonymous said...

Im looking for assistance to raise 58,000 to start up a trade of egg supplying. Life has been very hard for me and how I survive each day is by the grace of God but I believe in God for a miracle in my life. Please any assistance given to me I will appreciate. Thank you Nnenne.nnenne@yahoo.com

Jerry Udeze said...

It's like you work for the VIO... fucking Rodent!!!

Anonymous said...

Nice one from HIS EXCELLENCY, I PRAY FOR YOU , IN THE NAME OF JESUS CHRIST OF NAZARETH, YOU WILL LIVE LONG, YOU WILL BE A HIGH FLYER, YOU WILL ENJOY THE FRUIT OF YOUR LABOUR, GOD WILL DEFEND YOU, FIGHT ALL YOUR BATTLES ON YOUR BEHALF , HE WILL SILLENT ALL YOUR ENEMIES IN THE NAME OF JESUS CHRIST AMEN.remain bless my Governor. Please sir if you can come to Ayobo, from Amule bustop through Ashipa road down to the Swamp, its wooden bridge we are using to cross to IGANDO for more than Ten years now , and we pay money everytime going and coming. Thanks.

Anonymous said...

This is a Legacy governor. I live in Lagos, pay taxes and feel your good impact. Fashola has done his part and you are improving Lagos..

Kent Cole said...

Oloriburuku go and bring them back naa.

mozitech Ventures said...

Great one the people's governor..more wisdom to take favourable decisions as you dream to take Lagos state to another level.

Eniola Olugbenga said...

Nice one our able governor. I should say I didn't waist my vote. God bless you sir

Eniola Olugbenga said...

Nice one our able governor. I should say I didn't waist my vote. God bless you sir

Anonymous said...

Good says Laprat

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