In a recent development that underscores his commitment to improving transportation infrastructure in Lagos State, Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu has issued a stern ultimatum to traders occupying the red line rail tracks at Agege.
This significant announcement was made during the governor’s visit to the Agege Station as part of his tour of the ongoing red line rail project.
Touchaheart Nigeria reports that the ultimatum, which was delivered on Wednesday, September 27, has garnered attention for its impact on the local community and the state’s transportation system.
The Urgency of the Ultimatum
Governor Sanwo-Olu left no room for ambiguity when he addressed the traders.
He emphasized that the rail tracks were designated for transportation purposes and not for commercial activities.
The governor asserted, “It is government road that’s why government built everything, it is for transportation, it is not for market.”
This statement underscores the importance of adhering to the intended use of public infrastructure.
The Safety Concerns
One of the central reasons behind the governor’s ultimatum is the safety of both traders and commuters.
With the red line rail project nearing completion and the impending commencement of train operations, there is a heightened risk associated with traders occupying the rail tracks.
Governor Sanwo-Olu expressed his concern, stating, “Once the train starts operations it will be plying here always and we don’t want anyone to die.”
This concern for public safety is a paramount consideration in his decision.
Government’s Commitment to Improved Transportation
Governor Sanwo-Olu’s decision to clear the red line rail tracks of traders aligns with his administration’s overarching goal of enhancing transportation infrastructure in Lagos State.
Earlier this month, he inaugurated commercial train services in the state, underscoring the importance of efficient rail systems for the residents of Lagos.
This commitment to improving transportation will undoubtedly benefit the people in terms of reduced traffic congestion and improved connectivity.
What You Should Know
The ultimatum issued by Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu to traders occupying the red line rail tracks at Agege is a significant move towards ensuring the safety and efficiency of the state’s transportation system.
As the red line rail project nears completion, it is imperative to prioritize the intended use of the rail tracks for commuting purposes.
The governor’s dedication to enhancing transportation infrastructure in Lagos State is poised to have a positive and lasting impact on the lives of its residents.
It remains to be seen how traders will respond to this ultimatum and how it will contribute to the overall success of the red line rail project.