New policies on motorcyclists underway, says Sanwo-Olu
Lagos State Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu has said that new policies to regulate the operation of motorcyclists in the state are in the pipeline.The governor revealed this yesterday while giving account of his stewardship in his first 100 days in office at De Blue Roof of Lagos Television in Agidingbi, Ikeja.
The event, which had in attendance artisans, businessmen and women, politicians, as well as residents gave the governor opportunity to enumerate some achievements of his administration since he assumed office on May 29.
Speaking on public transportation and safety, the governor said: “It has become imperative for us as a government to map out new policies that would guide how okada riders (motorcyclists) operate in Lagos. This would further stem the tide of accidents and indiscriminate use of okada on Lagos roads.
“When these are eventually put in place, we expect strict compliance from all concerned in our quest to achieving a greater Lagos for all, in line with our ‘THEMES’ policy trust.”
Speaking further on his achievements, Sanwo-Olu said: “After taking oath of office, our resolve towards achieving a greater Lagos was made known through our six policy areas. We remain committed to a Lagos where there would be Traffic Management and Transportation, Health and Environment, Education and Technology, a Lagos of 21st Century Economy, Entertainment and Tourism as well as Security and Governance, urging all to contribute their quota to make these a reality.
“Within 24 hours in office, I signed my First Executive Order on Sanitation and Traffic Management. Lagos State Traffic Management Authority (LASTMA) now operates two daily shifts to ease the free flow of traffic in the state. I have also visited the Apapa corridor four times in the last 100 days. As a government, we are not one for excuses. “
The governor further said that the Lekki-Ikoyi toll plaza would be cashless in the next couple of weeks “to ease traffic on that corridor and have as less human contact as possible.”He promised to tackle the challenge of energy, if his vision to make Lagos a 21st Century economy is to become a reality.
“In this regard, we are holding talks with DisCos in the state, with a view to providing 20,000 meters for the use of Lagosians. We also plan to replicate the Lateef Kayode Jakande Gardens in Surulere, Sangotedo, Ajara-Badagry and Epe to make our people home owners.”
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