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The Oshodi Transport Interchange That Buhari Will Commission In Lagos (Pictures / Night View Of The Ayade Industrial Park In Calabar (Beautiful Photos) / Night View Of The Water Fountain At Abule Egba Jubilee Bridge(pics) (2) (3) (4)
|Re: The Night View Of Terminal 3 Of Oshodi Transport Interchange - Photos by anonimi: 9:37am On May 14|
Instead of building five more bus stops, how about completing just one phase of the light rail after all these decades? What of the waterways and ferry services? Not forgetting the dilapidated roads all over the state, especially the feeder roads?
How many mega cities with less population than Lagos have metro since forever
Don't we have any shame?
|Re: The Night View Of Terminal 3 Of Oshodi Transport Interchange - Photos by anonimi: 9:44am On May 14|
MC Oluomo, Thiefnuibu's enforcer will soon come and claim it from the mugus who pay taxes and IGR in Lagos.
|Re: The Night View Of Terminal 3 Of Oshodi Transport Interchange - Photos by lilwetdick: 10:03am On May 14|
abi..you dey mind them
|Re: The Night View Of Terminal 3 Of Oshodi Transport Interchange - Photos by Kennydoc(m): 10:27am On May 14|
That is a very beautiful project, biko. Kudos to Ambode.
|Re: The Night View Of Terminal 3 Of Oshodi Transport Interchange - Photos by AllenSpencer: 10:55am On May 14|
Who is this dingbat?
|Re: The Night View Of Terminal 3 Of Oshodi Transport Interchange - Photos by Jkt001(m): 12:00pm On May 14|
I concur then....
|Re: The Night View Of Terminal 3 Of Oshodi Transport Interchange - Photos by AutoReportNG: 12:21pm On May 14|
Nice to see you have a change of mind... Oya come and buy me lunch!!!
|Re: The Night View Of Terminal 3 Of Oshodi Transport Interchange - Photos by veesion: 12:50pm On May 14|
AutoReportNG:Forget matter joor u and I live in this country we cannot move forward when their is INJUSTICE in d land we are saying the obvious
Tell me which infrastructure government properly maintains in this country. to maintain common secondary school name rocket science for them
Many things are wrong about this country and we keep pretending and are busy building castles in d air
This is another misplaced priority and gross waste of funds,see what they are building when plenty peeps around cannot afford to eat
|Re: The Night View Of Terminal 3 Of Oshodi Transport Interchange - Photos by 9jaRealist: 1:29pm On May 14|
I don't know that he could have "finished it" in his 4-year term, given that it took the NNPC 3 of those years to relocate its pipelines, not to mention the debacle with the military to demolish part of the Ojo Cantonment that abuts on the Blue Line's right-of-way (or alternatively compel another redesign and realignment of the Blue Line).
Nonetheless, I suspect that if Mr. Ambode was single-minded about the Light Rail project he probably could have pushed it a lot further towards completion, but of course such single-minded prioritization would necessarily have come at the cost of several other important responsibilities of the state (healthcare, education, physical infrastructure, LSETF, etc.), because when you divert previously non-budgeted hundreds of billions of naira from the state treasury towards just one project, there's an opportunity cost involved.
At the end of the day, however, it is likely to be an improved project (all things being equal) with the electrification of the rails and (hopefully) the sort of better rolling stock that may entice many in the middle class to park their cars and instead utilize mass rail transit where available.
|Re: The Night View Of Terminal 3 Of Oshodi Transport Interchange - Photos by Jkt001(m): 1:36pm On May 14|
Smiles...Maybe u need to write an epistle to convince me on that too.....Report ur Location anyway...#Bill on me.....But I get the meal...You get the drinks...
|Re: The Night View Of Terminal 3 Of Oshodi Transport Interchange - Photos by 9jaRealist: 1:36pm On May 14|
anonimi:TTC in talks to sell old trains to Lagos. Are they safe enough?
Please see one of my prior post above.. The plan to buy used NYC subway cars have been scrapped and instead agreement signed with France's Alstom (a global rail transportation behemoth with operations in over 60 counties) to finance/acquire more modern rolling stock.
|Re: The Night View Of Terminal 3 Of Oshodi Transport Interchange - Photos by 9jaRealist: 2:21pm On May 14|
But Lagos is developing water transportation and fixing inner roads.
Again, one has to bear in mind the real CONSTRAINTS of operating within Nigeria's tortured overly-centralized "federal" system, because Lagos fought Abuja for many years to be able to develop internal waterways in Lagos since the development and control of internal waterways in Nigeria is under the exclusive purview of the National Internal Waterways Authority (a federal government agency).
Nonetheless, since reaching a compromise with the federal government/NIWA, the Lagos government has set about building many new ferry terminals/jetties (the most visible of course of which is the ultramodern Five Cowries Terminal at Falomo (Ikoyi), but also includes the just-commissioned terminal at Ilaje-Bariga and existing terminals/jetties at Badore and Ipakodo in the Ikorodu area) at Badagry (one at VIP Chalet and another at Isalu-Ajido), Apa Waterfront, Baiyeku Waterfront, Offin Waterfront, Liado Waterfront in Amuwo-Odofin, Ilashe-Ojo Waterfront, Ito Omu Waterfront in Epe, and Takwa Bay. Together with the construction of these new terminals/jetties (with shelters), the state government has in addition embarked upon shoreline protection and the dredging and channelization of new major ferry routes including the Ijede-Badore, Baiyeku-Ajah, Ebute Ojo-Marina, and Ijede-Marina routes. Each of these routes involve creating a path of 40 meters width and five meters minimum depth to accommodate bigger vessels, in anticipation of increased utilization of ferry/water transportation by Lagosians.
Meanwhile, the Ambode government has constructed/reconstructed/rehabilitated/upgraded approximately 450 inner/feeder roads across all 57 LCDAs (and LGAs), each in accordance with the Lagos State road building code enacted under previous governor Fashola (that is, with covered drainage, sidewalks and street lighting). In fact, as part of the development of the new Ilaje-Bariga Ferry Terminal, the existing Illaje Road was rebuilt and upgraded into a wider carriageway, with a dedicated bicycle lane, street lights and covered drains which serve as sidewalks.
Doing BETTER is always a GOOD thing. Let's not let perfection (which should be our ideal) become the enemy doing better!
|Re: The Night View Of Terminal 3 Of Oshodi Transport Interchange - Photos by 9jaRealist: 2:43pm On May 14|
The Oshodi Interchange is Private-Public Partnership (PPP) project being developed primarily with private capital from (or at least, part-financed by) Translink Capital Development Limited and Planet Projects. It will therefore be principally operated and run by private operators and thus unlikely to suffer the maintenance woes of public infrastructure in Nigeria.
|Re: The Night View Of Terminal 3 Of Oshodi Transport Interchange - Photos by 9jaRealist: 2:45pm On May 14|
The most optimal way to help "plenty peeps around who cannot afford to eat" is to develop Lagos (including massive investment in infrastructure), which will attract investment and create jobs, generating wealth and revenue for the public treasury (including from corporate and income taxes from those new business and jobs, VAT and other such sources in an economically-vibrant environment), and then using such increased revenue for public and social spending (in areas such as public education and healthcare, mass public transportation, affordable and/or social housing, etc.). It is not by sharing what amounts to meaningless and miniscule amounts of funds to largely-unproductive populations, as Mr. Buhari is doing with his N5K per month electoral bribe, also known as the federal government's Social Investment Program.
|Re: The Night View Of Terminal 3 Of Oshodi Transport Interchange - Photos by mapet: 3:37pm On May 14|
I would have expected you were following the credible submissions of people, especially from 9jaRealist's expose on the status of "phase1" of the light rail project. As such I did not need to over-labour an already well articulated submission
If you did (or not) your recourse to a needless and overused 2011 report, something that events have overtaken, was absolutely unnecessary. Besides my submission on "pin-in-an-ocean" was within a narrow context of what the Bus-Park serves in the larger scheme of things; within the larger context, did you miss the underlined part below?
|Re: The Night View Of Terminal 3 Of Oshodi Transport Interchange - Photos by slimfit1(m): 4:09pm On May 14|
Lagos have enough funds to carry out other task while still doing the rail line. We have some many root which we can raise money and make Lagos a true centre of excellence.
|Re: The Night View Of Terminal 3 Of Oshodi Transport Interchange - Photos by 9jaRealist: 8:14pm On May 14|
But Lagos has continuously worked on the rail project...
It’s not like it’s been abandoned (the current phase of the Lagoon Bridge is in itself a complex engineering undertaking).
|Re: The Night View Of Terminal 3 Of Oshodi Transport Interchange - Photos by undiplomatic: 10:12pm On May 14|
A job well done and a good analysis of the Lagos light rail project, just that my grouse with Ambode is the fact that he wasn't deeply committed to seeing to the quick completion of the project as regards adequate funding, the same thing extends to other ongoing projects carried over from the Fashola administration.
As regards the rolling stock, the NYC used subway cars was initially considered before they opted for new rail wagons from China.
The agreement with Alstom is also a welcome development
|Re: The Night View Of Terminal 3 Of Oshodi Transport Interchange - Photos by Front0lane: 11:43pm On May 14|
You are very foolish for telling me to be matured. I see foolish Igbos insult Ambode Aregbesola Tinubu n co yet father do not come to tell them to be matured, so only them owns the monopoly to insult other governors, tribe ?! They should not be insulted ?! Craz de your head for this senseless quote.
As Umahi completed 1/3 of the project Aregbesola did in Osun that fools are praising him ? How many bridge schools hospitals as he completed? For every single one he completed I will list 3 from Aregbesola for each one why should he be commended ? Is that how Igbo commended Aregbesola?
|Re: The Night View Of Terminal 3 Of Oshodi Transport Interchange - Photos by Front0lane: 11:49pm On May 14|
Your father need to shut up more than I do. His project are not Yoruba project they are Igbo project. Whose project is the kerosine Ugwauyi was sharing after failing to pay 26 months salary ?
Did your father not vote him with glaring failure for all to see ? Now who is the bigot here ? Many retards that reason like you need to be flogged to death no two ways about it.
|Re: The Night View Of Terminal 3 Of Oshodi Transport Interchange - Photos by bendike: 12:15am On May 15|
Front0lane:Why call my father into this discussion? Did i mention yours? By the way? Who is your father and what are his achievements in life compared to mine an accomplished retired businessman and lawyer. I dare say a billionaire in naira any which way.
Silly kid like you with no background having the simple privilege to comment online because of 200 naira airtime. I dare say who is your father!
|Re: The Night View Of Terminal 3 Of Oshodi Transport Interchange - Photos by Front0lane: 2:36am On May 15|
Normal foolish chest beating mofo, your father Na Dangote now. How do we attest your father of no repute is renowned lawyer n billionaire you lied about ?
|Re: The Night View Of Terminal 3 Of Oshodi Transport Interchange - Photos by anonimi: 4:05am On May 15|
What happened to the billions already "spent" on the project, including the World Bank loan
How Lagos spent N160 bn World Bank loan – Fashola
|Re: The Night View Of Terminal 3 Of Oshodi Transport Interchange - Photos by bendike: 6:54am On May 15|
Front0lane:Who are you and what is your pedigree because if you had any you will surely have respect for people's parents.
You surely must be from the gutters. I refuse to bandy words or associate with a desrespectful uncultured person. Bugger off!
|Re: The Night View Of Terminal 3 Of Oshodi Transport Interchange - Photos by Front0lane: 9:56am On May 15|
We already know your father is from the gutter, a nobody in the scheme of things among his peers n that is the only reason you are filled with shame to state his name. Pls let no foolish son of a foolish father quote me if both can’t state vividly who they are. Go back to your cursed red mud enclave n be beating you chest, no time abeg.
Am done with your sorrow ass already.
|Re: The Night View Of Terminal 3 Of Oshodi Transport Interchange - Photos by veesion: 12:56pm On May 15|
9jaRealist:Rail,Good roads and electricity is about just what the poor masses of this country need right about now if we want to prioritize needs not mega bus stops.if there are private people who want where to invest money govt can grant them rebates and other forms of encouragement in some of these key areas she has failed
|Re: The Night View Of Terminal 3 Of Oshodi Transport Interchange - Photos by 9jaRealist: 1:45pm On May 15|
Do you live in Lagos?
Don't you see the civil works, the rail line, the elevated tracks along the Marina, and the Lagoon Bridge currently being built?
|Re: The Night View Of Terminal 3 Of Oshodi Transport Interchange - Photos by 9jaRealist: 2:52pm On May 15|
First, this is a PPP project, so it's mostly private capital anyway which will be recouped over a period of time but which would also serve to motivate the private partners to ensure that the facility is well-managed and well-maintained (which most Nigerians, even on this thread, mostly worry/complain about) so as not to lose their investment.
Nonetheless, what exactly about this project makes you think of it as mutually-exclusive with "rails, good roads and electricity"? After you build the good roads, will the "poor masses" jump onto the cars plying those roads as the cars drive by? Do the "poor masses" have cars that they cannot use to make money because of the lack of good roads? Isn't it some of those "poor masses" who will be employed to work in this facility and/or in business operating in/generated by this facility?
Not sure where you reside (because it obviously does not appear to be in Lagos), but anyone remotely familiar with the old Oshodi realizes that this Oshodi Interchange project is an EXISTENTIAL development for Oshodi and Lagos (including for the "poor masses" that reside in Oshodi). It not only comes with the economic benefit of consolidating the chaotic 13 "bus parks" run by touts and Agberos in the area and upgrading the buses used by the "poor masses" from the dangerous Danfo (often operated by drunk drivers and inside which citizens regularly get robbed) with safer and more comfortable buses, but it has the added social benefit of cleaning out that area of the pickpockets, molesters and touts who previously made the area unsafe and hellish. In addition, the increased human traffic of the many people using (or transiting through) the terminal in a safer environment should boost nearby business.
Not exactly sure what your real gripe is since the Lagos government is building a mass rail transit system, as well as building and rebuilding roads. In fact, the Lagos government has taken it upon itself (using Lagos' taxpayers' funds) to rebuild/expand neglected federal government roads like the Badagry Expressway and the Airport Expressway. This is in addition to the over 450 inner/feeder roads across all the 57 LCDAs (and LGAs) constructed/reconstructed/upgraded during the tenure of Mr. Ambode (which in accordance with the Lagos road building code enacted under Mr. Fashola's administration, comes complete with the statutorily-stipulated requirements of covered drainage/sidewalks and street lighting), using primarily local and/or neighborhood-based contractors where suitable and thus boosting the local (or community) economy and providing jobs for the "poor masses"!
Finally, even though under Nigeria's peculiar and tortured "federal" system, electricity is under the purview of the federal government in far-away Abuja, the Lagos government has nonetheless embarked on at least 5 IPP projects (Akute IPP, Mainland IPP, Island IPP, Alausa IPP and Lekki IPP) which ensures there is 24/7 power for all public and general hospitals, public buildings, street lights and state tertiary education institutions, among others. In addition, it has sought to push the needle by enacting the Lagos Electricity Sector Act that encourages the development of captive/off-grid and embedded electricity and provides financial guarantees and protections for DISCOs operating in Lagos.
Let's not even delve into how the Lagos government actually helps the "poor masses" by providing FREE education to over ONE MILLION students in its 1,600+ public schools, or the artisanal and skill development training provided by the state to artisans, technicians and sundry other unskilled and semi-skilled residents. So, please some of you seriously need to disabuse yourselves of tired and worn cliches. Development is neither linear nor piecemeal, but actually happens simultaneously across several fronts (of which enhancing/improving mass public transportation is one). Nevertheless, what most helps to lift "poor masses" out of poverty is INCREASING ECONOMIC ACTIVITY, not charity.
|Re: The Night View Of Terminal 3 Of Oshodi Transport Interchange - Photos by anonimi: 10:58pm On May 15|
I see them.
I also see how many trillions have been stolen since 1999 by Tinubu, Fashola and Ambode for the light rail and other shine shine projects.
BudgIT charges Lagos State Government to Comply with FOI Act, demands the cost of the Ikeja Bus Terminal.
BudgIT Nigeria, a civic tech organisation, working on fiscal transparency demands the Lagos State Government respond to its numerous letters supported by the Freedom of Information Act. Following the judgement on the Ondo State Appeal Court by Hon. Justice Ridwan Maiwada Abdullahi, JCA which compels state governments to respect the Freedom of Information Act 2011, BudgIT sent a Freedom of Information requests for details of the Ikeja Bus Terminal and Details of the Contracts Awarded by the Lagos State Government between May 2015 to May 2018 to the Honourable Commissioner of Works and Infrastructure for Lagos state, Mr Ade Akinsanya on May 3rd, 2018 asking for the details of the cost for the public projects execution of the Ikeja Bus Terminal.
The Court of Appeal, Akure Division on March 27, 2018, ruled that the requests for public information under the Freedom of Information Act, are made in public interest and should be honoured by all states in Nigeria. The bus terminal which was commissioned by President Muhammadu Buhari on March 29, 2018, was stated to be a world-class infrastructure that will cater to 4 million Lagosians per day. BudgIT understands the project is now completed and demands that the cost of the project should be made public.
However, Commissioner of Works and Infrastructure, Mr Akinsanya is yet to respond to the request and has thereby flouted the provision of the FOI Act Section (4) which mandates a public institution to respond to a request within seven days. Also, In the advent that the public institution feels the information should be denied, Section 4(b) provides that the public institution gives a written notice, stating reasons for the denial, and the section of the FOI Act under which the denial is made. The Lagos State Ministry of Works and infrastructure has refused to provide neither the information to the request nor a response for refusal there utterly disregarding the FOI Act.
Following the lack of response from Ministry of Works and infrastructure, BudgIT sent a reminder on the subject to the Ministry and distributed copies to the offices of the Executive Governor, Deputy Governor, Attorney General, Commissioner for information and Strategy and the Office of Civic Engagement. The letter dated May 31st, 2018 reiterated the requests made by the organisation on the cost of executing the Ikeja Bus Terminal.
In addition to the request on details of Ikeja Bus Terminal, on May 31, 2018, BudgIT submitted another FOI request for the details of contracts awarded between May 2015 and May 2018. The FOI request sought for comprehensive information on projects executed and completed with information on the financials for each project within the current period. Copies of the letters were also sent to the offices of the Executive Governor, Attorney General, Commissioner for Information and Strategy and the Office of Civic Engagement.
With the ruling on FOI application to states, BudgIT urges the Lagos State Government to disregard its former opaque and non-transparent ways around government expenditure and project execution and embrace openness. BudgIT’s Oluseun Onigbinde says “It is imperative that the Lagos State Government which generates the highest revenue in Nigeria at almost N40bn monthly becomes accountable to its tax-paying citizens.”
BudgIT is committed to getting information on public funds utilisation and helping government become accountable to those it governs. Despite being an entity mainly funded by taxpayers, Lagos State Government shrouds the information on procurement, and capital projects cost in secrecy further eroding good governance traits in the state. The Organisation wishes to state that the lack of transparency breeds corruption and there is no room for opacity in the fight against corruption. Therefore, all Ministries, Departments and Agencies with mandates to change current government status quo to a more reformed one must ensure that its books are open to the public.
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