Lagos Seals Off Chisco, Ifex, GUO
The Lagos State Government on Tuesday sealed off the premises of some major transport companies in Jibowu.
The Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Transportation, Olufemi Salami, who ordered the seal-off, got the approval of the Acting Commissioner for Transportation, Anofiu
Elegushi, said the move has become imperative in view of the need to enforce the state government's relocation plan for all inter-state buses to be moved from Jibowu to Ojota.
Among the companies sealed were Chisco Transport, Ifex Express Limited, GUO Transport, God Is Good (GIG) and Peace Mass Transport.
They were ordered to immediately stop operation of cargo services around Jibowu.
Elegushi said the state Governor, Mr Akinwunmi Ambode had earlier this year asked all transporters operating around the Jibowu and the stretch of Ikorodu Road, to relocate their operations to Ojota.
The government has provided a land to accommodate them, now known as 'Ojota Luxury Bus Station'.
According to him, the Ojota luxury bus station was being made ready by a concessionaire with whom government had entered into an agreement to build it, with modern facilities.
The Permanent Secretary however said that the transporters would be expected to pay the concessionaire, to use the new bus station, but the amount to be paid would be negotiated.