Ogun transport master plan’ll boost state’s economy - Dairo - NEWS FRONTIER DAILY


Friday, May 20, 2022

Ogun transport master plan’ll boost state’s economy - Dairo

The Ogun State Commissioner for Transportation, Engr. Gbenga Dairo has described the transportation master plan as a critical initiative that will improve the State's prosperity and boost its economy.
Engr.  Dairo said this in Abeokuta, during a chat with journalists, said the State Governor, Prince Dapo Abiodun's determination to have a radical transformation of the transport sector was what led to the development of a multimodal and integrated plan for the State.

He noted that the plan, which was developed in collaboration with the Olabisi Onabanjo University, Ago Iwoye, Department of Transport Management, would ensure that the people of Ogun State have access to all economic activity centers and a safe, reliable and affordable transport system.

The Commissioner said the plans have a multimodal dimension that includes, rehabilitation of roads, railway transportation, cargo airport and water transportation, adding that public-private partnership is significant in developing transport infrastructure and training of personnel.

He explained that the ministry has the responsibility to regulate both formal and informal sectors, and also develop laws that would govern the transportation sector, in order to make the plan a reality.

“We have drafted a law that will govern the sector and that law has the mechanism to drive the funding for the delivery of that programme. So, we envisage a situation whereby the funding of the plan will come from domestic resources, international support and indeed private sector involvement”, the Commissioner said

Dairo stated that one of the outcomes of the plan which is the pilot phase of the Bus Mass Transit Scheme recently launched, would give commuters access to move around in an air-conditioned and free Wifi buses along Ita-oshin-Adata route.
He added that the plan features access arrangements to different economic clusters across the State, such as the Olokola Sea Port, which is heavily reliant on water bodies, as a mode of transportation would attract potential investors to the State, which would serve as a catalyst for the State's economic development.

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