The Lagos state government will introduce in July what it describes as the First Mile and Last Mile (FMLM) mobility solution to replace the banned Okada and trike.
Lagos State Government To Replace Okada, Tricycle From July 2020
Transportation Commissioner Frederick Oladeinde, speaking yesterday at the 2020 ministerial press conference at JJT Park, Alausa, Ikeja, said: “Following the restriction of motorcycles and tricycles for suburban operations in certain areas of the metropolis, the government is working on the implementation of a First Mile and Last Mile (FMLM) mobility solution. ”
He give an explanation that Okada and the trike are not part of the state’s transportation architecture, adding that they are a nuisance on the roads and are responsible for the high rate of accidents and crimes.
“We have pinpoint 285 last-kilometer routes in the seven bus reform initiative areas in Lagos. We have developed bus specifications and shared them with potential bus manufacturers. We expect these measures to be implemented in the next two months, “said Oladeinde.”
The Lagos State government has inaugurated 37 roads and repaired and rehabilitated more than 354 others.
He said that ongoing and incomplete projects inherited from previous administrations would be completed to improve the standard of living of the lakes.
The Special Advisor to the Governor of Works and Infrastructure, Aramide Adeyoye, who spoke yesterday at the 2020 ministerial press conference at JJT Park in Alausa, Ikeja said that one of the main projects inherited from the administration, to be completed, was Puente. Aged Agege Pen Cinema designed to reduce travel time for local government residents of Ifako-Ijaiye, Agege and Alimosho.
She said that the administration of Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu will make the 4th continental bridge a reality, adding that the administration plans to extend the Agege-Berger highway to reduce travel time.