By Olawale Ibrahim, Lokoja
Kogi State government has disclosed that all arrangements have been concluded to commence commercial activities in Lokoja Mega Terminal.
The government warned that all existing motor parks would ceased to function from 15th, April 2021.
The State Commissioner for Information and communication, Kingsley Fanwo who made this known while speaking during the inspection of the multi-million Naira Terminal on Tuesday, said that the present administration has put finishing touches to complete what hitherto was started by past administration and now ready for use.
He said the present administration has realized that government is a continuum and decided to complete the project and reopen for use.
Fanwo explained that the Mega Terminal was built by the previous administration of Captain Idris Wada in an expanse of land with modern Motor park facilities and big lounge which could be compared with any international airport lounge.
He pointed out the whole concept is to promote and boost the transport system in Kogi State.
“This is going to spark a revolution in transport management in Kogi State and to a larger extent in the country.
“For instance, Lokoja is centrally located and from here, vehicles go to the North, South-South, South West and South East respectively,” he noted.
Also speaking during the on-spot assessment of the project, the Special Adviser on Security, Mr. Jerry Omodara said that the terminal would be manned by convectional security agencies, stressing that security of lives and property is a primary responsibility of the present administration.
Omodara assured travellers that there will be adequate security of lives and property in the Mega Terminal and Kogi State in general.
He noted that as part of security measures around the terminal the State government has installed the Closed Circuit Television CCTV to monitor all activities within the vicinity.