Lagos State Commissioner for Transportation, Dr Dayo Mobereola, has disclosed that the government had held consultation with road transport operators on the need to rebrand and professionalise the road transport sector. According to him, the state government has plans to restructure garages in the state and teach the transport operators etiquette on how to behave and talk to commuters and introduce holistic ticketing system which people can download from the internet and use for any mode of transportation without hitch.
“Lagos State motor garages will be restructured in such a way that alcohol and illicit substances and other things that are not supposed to be sold at our garages will not be there. We are going to teach the transport operators in the state etiquette on how to behave and talk to commuters,” Mobereola said.
Also, the state government also said it had disbursed the sum of N39 million to 248 vulnerable members of the society who are in need of financial assistance as start-up capital for small and medium scale business ventures.
Special Adviser to the Governor on Civic Engagement, Honourable Kehinde Joseph, revealed this at a press briefing held at the Bagauda Kaltho Press Centre, saying the funds were disbursed through the Office of Civic Engagement.
Joseph explained that additional requests for financial assistance from members of the public were being processed, adding that more people would benefit from the exercise soon.
He noted that, “This is to encourage the development of better and creative ideas and solutions that would be helpful to the citizens’ well being, as well as create opportunities for citizens to have input in governance.”