Sanwo-Olu government inaugurates Mafoluku bus station
Speaking at the inauguration, Sanwo-Olu said the terminal was a gateway station that would serve the surrounding areas of Mafoluku, Oshodi and Ajao Estate, providing bus connections mainly to the Oshodi transport interchange, Ikeja bus station, Mile 2 and other parts of Lagos.
He said the Mafoluku terminal will also provide a means of connection to Murtala Muhammed International Airport (MMIA) and the domestic wing of the airport.
According to him, the project represents the government’s goal of providing an integrated intermodal transport system through public and private investments under the Traffic and Transport Management pillar of his administration’s THEMES Agenda.
He said the state government’s partnership with the federal government on the project arose out of the need to develop transportation infrastructure around international entry areas, thus providing a common place for commuters and commercial vehicles. .
âThe bus station that we are putting into operation today is the result of the partnership between Lagos State and the Federal Government, represented by FAAN.
âThe construction of bus stations and shelters is a crucial aspect of our Bus Reform Initiative (BRI) through which we delivered and put into service the Oyingbo bus station and launched the stations and the rapid bus lane. Oshodi-Abule.
âOur collaboration with the federal government on this project is a solid example of public-public partnership and reiterates the importance of thinking outside the box to meet the needs of our citizens.
âI am delighted to officially open this structure specially designed to serve commuters from the local and international airport community and neighboring communities.
“Itinerary services will be provided from this terminal to make it a hub for local and international travelers”, said the governor.
Sanwo-Olu said LAMATA and FAAN will operate transportation franchises inside and outside the Mafoluku terminal.
He said that while LAMATA will operate passenger bus services to Mile 2 and Oshodi, FAAN will operate passenger services from local and international airports.
The governor revealed that more bus terminals will be delivered in the coming months to Agege, Ojota and Ajah as part of the first phase of the BRI implementation.
He said the government would soon complete the BRT corridor of the Lagos-Badagry highway, while working to develop the infrastructure of the bus lanes and two interchanges at Marina and Mile 2.
The Managing Director of FAAN, Capt. Rabiu Yadudu, represented by the Financial Director, Ms. Nike Aboderin, said the project was a milestone in the partnership.
Yagudu said the terminal will ensure an organized distribution of passengers to and from international roadways.
The Managing Director of LAMATA, Ms. Abimbola Akinajo, said the bus terminal was built on 7,952 square meters of land, which was provided by FAAN.
Akinajo said the building has a tarmac that can accommodate 27 high-occupancy vehicles and a drop-off area.
The terminal has facilities including a ticket office and lounge area, control room, cafeteria, public facilities, offices for staff in shopping areas, an ATM gallery and IT service.
She said the terminal also had a repair shop area where buses would be serviced, in addition to fire fighting equipment and road safety equipment.
âThe vision is to build functional and comfortable bus terminals that will provide passengers with a great travel experience when getting on and off the buses.
“Commuters from these surroundings who used to travel to the Ikeja bus station and the Oshodi transport interchange now have access to reliable and top-notch transport services available at their doorstep.” Akinajo said.