(AGENDAWATCHDOG) – According to the Lagos State commissioner for Information and Strategy, Mr. Gbenga Omotoso, the state has commenced the process of taking its transportation system from what is currently obtainable to multi modal means of transportation in the state.
Omotoso made this known while speaking at the opening ceremony of the Year 2021 Lagos Traffic Radio General Staff Retreat with the theme: ‘Rekindling the Workforce for Effective Performance in the New Normal, stressing that the state’s transportation sector was set to experience a transformation with massive projects, which the station should key into to enlighten and educate Lagos Residents.
While stating that the state government would soon take decisive steps on what will be done on the issue of motorcycle riders, popularly known as ‘Okada’ in the state, the commissioner also said that the government was planning the procurement of seven new ferries to strengthen water transportation, so that when people have different alternatives that are safer and reliable.
The commissioner lauded the management of Lagos Traffic Radio for putting together the retreat and urged the station to position itself in the direction of supporting government’s policies and programmes in the transportation sector, especially in its quest of achieving the intermodal transport system aimed at ensuring free flow of traffic within the metropolis.
Omotoso, who said Traffic Radio plays a key role in ensuring that the traffic management and transportation thrust of the THEMES agenda is achieved, noted that the state government has intensified efforts to deliver its intermodal transport system, with the ground breaking ceremony of the Red line rail project recently inaugurated by Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu.
Also speaking, the Chairman, House Committee on Information Strategy and Security, Engineer Setonji David, said the Lagos State House of Assembly would continue to provide enabling laws to assist the Lagos State government to deliver an efficient intermodal Transportation system.
The 2021 general staff retreat was borne out of the need to consolidate on the 2020 management retreat which focused on exploring innovative ways of operations especially in the new normal and to pull together major challenges faced in the day to day running of the station and proffer lasting solution, invent new ways for effective and efficient performance in the new normal, fostering team work, competency and good working relationship.