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Lagos announces plan to replace okada, tricycle by July

Lagos State government has announced plans to replace banned Okada and tricycle with First Mile and Last Mile (FMLM) mobility solution.

The transportation commissioner, Frederick Oladeinde, made this known at the 2020 ministerial press briefing held in Lagos.

Federick noted that the plan will be effective from July 2020.

He explained that Okada and tricycle are not part of the state’s transport architecture, adding that they are constituting a nuisance on the roads and responsible for the high rate of accidents and crimes.

“Following the restriction of motorcycles and tricycles for commuter operations in some areas in the metropolis, the government is working on implementing a First Mile and Last Mile (FMLM) mobility solution.”

“We have identified 285 last-mile routes within the seven bus reform initiative zones across Lagos. We have developed bus specifications and shared the same with potential bus manufacturers. We expect these to be rolled out in the next two months,” Oladeinde said.’

Meanwhile, the special adviser to the governor on Works and Infrastructures, Aramide Adeyoye noted that the administration had inaugurated 37 roads and carried out repairs and rehabilitation of more than 354 others.

He said that the ongoing and uncompleted projects inherited from past administrations would be completed to improve the living standard of Lagosians.

Aramide said that one of the major projects inherited by the administration, which would be completed, was the Agege Pen Cinema flyover bridge designed to reduce travel time for residents of Ifako-Ijaiye, Agege and Alimosho local governments.

She said Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu administration will make the 4th Mainland Bridge a reality, adding that the administration plans to expand the Agege-Berger Road to reduce travel time.

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