Lagos State Governor, Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu, on Wednesday commissioned the Mafoluku Bus Terminal to serve Mafoluku and Ajao Estate environs.
It will also provide bus connections to Oshodi Transport Interchange, Ikeja Bus Terminal, Mile 2 and other parts of Lagos..
The Mafoluku Terminal will also provide a means of connection to the Murtala Muhammed International Airport (MMIA) and the domestic wing of the airport.
It was built by the Lagos Metropolitan Area Transport Authority (LAMATA) in collaboration with the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN).
In his address Governor Sanwo-Olu said the collaboration is about what a public private partnership (PPP), can do.
He said: “Our collaboration with the Federal Government is about what the Public Private Partnership (PPP), can do. We commissioned the Oyingbo Bus Terminal with was destroyed during the EndSars .
“Last week, we commissioned the first and last mile buses to move more people from their neighbourhood. Our main aim is to move public transportation from an unregulated frame work to a more regulated framework, as we commission more bus terminals.
“For this facility, I appreciate both LAMATA and FAAN who will both share the franchise. In other to deliver good transportation system along this corridor, we are to deliver the blue and red tail very soon.”
Sanwo-Olu appealed to resident of Lagos State to bear with the government because of the various construction works going on at the same time as the agenda is to build a greater Lagos.
Managing Director of LAMATA, Mrs. Abimbola Akinajo, said the bus terminal was built on a land of 7,952 square metres, which was provided by FAAN. The edifice, she said, has a tarmac that can accommodate 27 high occupancy vehicles and drop off zone.
The terminal has facilities, including ticketing and sitting area, control room, cafeteria, public conveniences, commercial areas staff offices, ATM gallery and IT department.
Akinajo said the terminal also has repair workshop area where buses would be maintained, in addition to fire equipment and traffic safety equipment.
She said: “The vision is to build functional and comfortable bus terminals that will provide the passengers an excellent travel experience as they either board or alight from buses. Commuters in these environs who used to go to the Ikeja Bus Terminal and the Oshodi Transport Interchange now have access to reliable and best-in-class transport services available at their doorsteps.”