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The Lagos State Government under the leadership of Governor Akinwunmi Ambode plans on transforming Oshodi into a world-class Central Business District (CBD) with business, travel and leisure activities conducted in a serene, secure, clean, orderly and hygienic environment, has developed a concept of the urban regeneration of Oshodi, which is premised on a 3-pronged approach – Urban Renewal & Environmental Regeneration, Transportation and Security.
Yesterday, Governor Akinwunmi Ambode at a meeting with residents, traders and commercial bus operators of Oshodi shared more details on his administration’s commitment to transform the area into an attractive, world-class district for business, commuting and recreational activities. The implementation of the Oshodi Transport Interchange project would be the first phase of bringing a new ‘face-lift’ to this area.
“We have decided to regenerate Oshodi forever! Our aim is to make Oshodi a clean, safe and conducive area for business. We can make life more comfortable for residents, market women, traders and those operating commercial buses in the area right now. This is why we are engaging all stakeholders in order to complete this project within 13 months commencing on the 1st of June this year”, said the Governor.
He added that a mall would also be provided for marketers who would have to be relocated from their shops to accommodate the new infrastructure.
“We are setting up a modern, container mall that would provide recreational activities which would give the children of residents along the axis, a taste of the benefits enjoyed by those in the more developed areas of the state”, he said.
The restructuring of the area would include merging the 13 motor parks scattered in the area into 3 big ones that would accommodate over 500 large buses at a time. Pedestrian facilities would also be provided for about 1 million pedestrians that come through the area including a sky-walk that would give pedestrians views of the project’s landscape.