- Governor Sanwo-Olu is set to commissions Oshodi-Abule Egba BRT corridor
- The Lagos state governor was spotted in a public bus on his way to commission the important project
- Conceived in 2017, there is the belief that the BRT corridor would give relief to motorists and commuters on the corridor as it aims to decongest the Lagos-Abeokuta expressway
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Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu of Lagos state is spotted inside a public bus on his way to commission the Oshodi-Abule Egba BRT corridor.
Footage of the Lagos governor using the Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) was posted on Twitter on Tuesday, August 11, by his Senior Special Assistant on New Media, Gawat Jubril A.
In the one-minute footage, the Lagos state governor was seen waving at excited residents lined up by the roadside. He is also seen making some non-verbal gestures to the residents.
"Governor of Lagos State, Mr @jidesanwoolu using the BRT on his way to commission the Oshodi-Abule Egba BRT corridor which will improve the flow of traffic in that axis & assist residents' journey time. #ForAGreaterLagos," the media aide tweeted.
Nearly a year and three months after his emergence as governor of Lagos state, Governor Sanwo-Olu is set to commission the Oshodi-Abule Egba stretch of the BRT corridor.
Conceived in 2017, there is the belief that it would give relief to motorists and commuters on the corridor as it aims to decongest the Lagos-Abeokuta expressway, which has long collapsed and is calling for the attention of the federal government.
"It has the aim of reducing travel time on the ever-busy road by almost 75 percent," an official of the state government told Legit.ng on Sunday, August 9, adding that the project is in two faces.
The first phase, Legit.ng understands, has 14 bus stations between Abule Egba and Oshodi.
While five of the stations face both sides of the expressway, the other nine are described as medium terminals. Constructed by a contracting firm, the project was supervised by the Lagos Metropolitan Transport Authority (LAMATA).
Meanwhile, residents of the state and its adjourning Ogun have continued to clamour for the fixing of the Lagos-Abeokuta expressway from which the BRT corridor was carved out by the state government.
According to those who have spoken about the road, it is now common to daily experience breakdown of vehicles and trucks with man-hour lost to the terrible traffic situation on the stretch.
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