Abiodun unveils Wifi-enabled buses, says water taxies coming
Ogun State Governor, Dapo Abiodun, yesterday, launched the state’s mass bus transit system to enhance intra and inter-city transportation in the state.
The governor, at the official launch of the buses fitted with Wifi and other gadgets, held at the Arcade Ground, Governor’s Office, Oke-Mosan, Abeokuta, said it was in line with the transport master plan aimed at providing efficient and affordable means of moving people from one location to another.
He also disclosed that a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) would soon be signed between the state and a private firm for the construction of the Olokola Seaport.
Besides, Abiodun said his administration was also developing a Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) lanes in conjunction with the Lagos State government under the Lagos-Ogun Joint Development Cooperation, adding that the state buses would move people from Abeokuta through Mowe, Kara axis to Marina as well as from Ifo and Ado-Odo-Ota axis to Lagos and vice versa.
In his remarks, the Minister of Transportation, Mr. Rotimi Amaechi, lauded the state government for operating a purposeful government, saying that all the legacy projects carried out by the governor would continue to speak for him after leaving office.
ALSO, former governor of the state, Olusegun Osoba, who spoke on behalf of former President, Olusegun Obasanjo, noted that Abeokuta had always been a commercial centre, adding that with the launch of the mass transit buses, the present administration has succeeded in restoring the past glory of the state in terms of transportation.
He declared that he would continue to support the Abiodun-led administration in its efforts at meeting the needs of the people.
In his remarks, the Alake of Egbaland, Oba Adedotun Gbadebo, appreciated the state government for providing modern system of transportation.
He said the scheme would go a long way at alleviating the suffering of the people from moving from one place to another.