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Bus Mass Transit Scheme Unveiled in Ogun, Takes Off in Abeokuta

Ogun state government has unveiled its mass transit system, aims at revolutionizing intra and interstate transportation in the state.

Buses fitted with Wi-Fi and air condition, that will operate the scheme, were also unveiled at the launch of the gateway bus pilot scheme and strategic transport master plan.

Governor Dapo Abiodun at the ceremony held at the arcade ground, Oke Mosan, Abeokuta, said the pilot phase of the scheme would take off from Abeokuta, and later extended to other towns in the state.

According to the governor, bus stops have been constructed in Abeokuta, while the mass transit bus lanes are being developed with Lagos state, under the Ogun-Lagos joint development co-operation.

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He said buses under the scheme, would operate from Abeokuta through Mowe-Kara to marina in central Lagos, as well as from Ifo and Ado Odo Ota to Lagos island.

Transportation minister, Rotimi Amechi commends the initiative of the Abiodun administration, while informing that the proposed Lagos-Calabar coastline rail project would pass through Ogun state.

According to him, the coastal rail project being redesigned, would pass through Lekki and Epe.

Former governor Olusegun Osoba said the new transport scheme would restore the past glory of the state.

The event was attended by former president Olusegun Obasanjo, former governor Olusegun Osoba and several dignitaries.

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