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Multiple construction layby in Ketu approves by Gov Ambode.

Lagos State Governor, Mr. Akinwumi Ambode, has given approval for the
construction of three lane layby at Ketu bus stop, to address  the
perennial traffic gridlock along Ikorodu road.

The Acting Commissioner for Transportation, Mr. Anofiu Elegushi, who
met with stakeholders during the flag off the project on Tuesday in
Ketu, said the government also plans to construct another pedestrian
bridge to reduce pressure on the old one.

He said the layby will be constructed with modern car parks to ease
traffic flow and create employment opportunities for residents in the

Elegushi said apart from solving traffic gridlock, it is also the
responsibilities of government to ensure that passengers move freely
from one part of the state to the other.

“Government is committed to freeing all traffic gridlock areas. We
started with Oworo layby to Ogodu and last week we were at Alapere with
another project that will also address the traffic situation in that

He said the layby when constructed will be for the purpose of picking
and dropping passengers, while urging leadership of the Nation Union of
Road Transport Workers (NURTW) to corporate with government and ensure
that members comply with the new development.

He expressed displeasure with the handling of the yet to be
commission  layby at Berger bus stop by NURTW members, saying the layby
has been converted to a car park

“The Idea of the layby here in ketu is fantastic. What we plan in
Ketu is a bigger version of what we have in Oworo.  We will continue to
free traffic prone areas such that movement from Obalende to Ikorodu
will take like 45minutes.”

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