The Lagos State Government plans to replace Okada and Tricycle with First Mile and Last Mile (FMLM) mobility solution in July. This was made known by Frederic Oladeinde, Commissioner for Transportation, at the 2020 Ministerial press briefing which held at JJT Park, Alausa Ikeja on Wednesday.
He disclosed that tricycles and Okadas are not part of the mega city transport plan, adding that they constitute nuisance on roads and are sometimes responsible for the high rate of accidents and crimes.
Oladeinde said; “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.”
Still speaking, he stated that, “We have identified 285 last mile routes within the seven bus reform initiative zones across Lagos. We have developed bus specifications and shared same with potential bus manufacturers. We expect these to be rolled out in the next two months.”
Also speaking at the briefing was Aramide Adeyoye, Special Adviser to the Governor on Works and Infrastructures, made it known 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 government area.
She also disclosed that the 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.
Recall that, the Lagos State Government has inaugurated 37 roads and carried out repairs and rehabilitation of more than 354 others. They are however working on ongoing and uncompleted projects inherited from past administrations, which would be completed to improve the living standard of Lagosians.