Lagos State governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu has said his government is planning to unveil massive water transport services to decrease over-dependence on road transportation.
Sanwo revealed this in his speech at the Public and Private Innovation For Sustainable Cities organized by the Embassy of France at Alliance Francaise, Ikoyi, Lagos.
Represented by his deputy, Dr. Obafemi Hamzat, the governor said the future of Lagos lies in the alternatives to over-dependence on road transportation.
His words, “Lagos have a sizable mass of water, we are ramping up with the roll out of public water transport services.
“We are also focusing on the medium and long term water and rail transport service in order to ease the stress of transportation in the state.”
“We would be moving Lagosians into efficient mass transport services.
“We would be reducing the time and productivity lost to traffic logjams and reducing the city’s carbon footprint.”
“In line with our determination and commitment to ensure a cleaner and healthier environment, we have re-energized the solid waste management sector by promoting concepts of reduce, reuse and recycle as the major thrusts of waste management in the state.
“We urge everyone to embrace and spread the gospel of the blue box program as well as the community clean up campaign that was recently launched as innovative way of strategically managing solid waste in the state.
“The Blue Box initiative is essential to the full realization of the benefit derivable from a technology driven recycling process.
“We are investing in an upgrade of our waste processing infrastructure, state-wide: Loading Stations, Recycling Centers, Treatments Plants, Waste-to-Energy plants.”
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