Ambode converts Mobil, Oando filling stations to bus terminal
Governor Akinwunmi Ambode of Lagos State yesterday said it would convert the popular Mobil and Oando filling stations at Maryland Bus Stop on Ikorodu road to bus terminal as part of strategies to ease transportation challenges in the state.
The governor, who also vowed to replace the yellow buses otherwise known as “Danfo” buses with Close Circuit Television Camera buses while the new air-conditioned buses will also have charging points for passengers who want to charge their phones and other devices.
Speaking during a stakeholders’ meeting with transporters on Tafawa Balewa Square terminal, Ambode announced plan by his administration to construct bus terminals at Yaba, Maryland and Anthony bus stops. Ambode, who was represented by the Acting Commissioner for Transportation, Mr Anofiu Elegushi, said that the popular filling stations at Maryland would have to give way for the bus terminal.
He said: “We are working on other terminal like Oyingbo, the drawing is almost ready, Yaba Terminal, the drawing of that is almost ready.
We are also working on Anthony, the VIS garden, we are turning to a bus terminal. The two petrol stations at Maryland, we are turning them to bus terminal very soon those are parts of what we have in the pipe line. Very soon we will hit the ground running. “On the yellow buses, what we are planning is to re-fleet with new buses. As you will agree most of the yellow buses are not road worthy. Most of them have been running for over 20 years.