President Muhammadu Buhari have commissioned the long awaited Lagos state Oshodi Interchange which is believed to be the first bus terminal in the whole of Africa. The Oshodi Transport Interchange is part of a process to rebrand Oshodi, with the aim of giving Oshodi an ultra-modern outlook.
According to Lagos State governor Akinwunmi Ambode, “the Oshodi Transport Interchange with 3 Terminals will change the face of transportation in Lagos and also ensure that transport activities are conducted in a secure, clean and orderly manner.”
Below are the 5 things you should know about the Oshodi Interchange;
1. The Interchange aggregates all 13 city and interstate motor parks in Oshodi into 3 multi-storey bus terminals.
2. The three-floor terminals is 30, 000 square meters for each terminal, and will take care of the parking and passenger demand.
4. The terminals have standard facilities including waiting area, loading bays, ticketing stands, driver lounge, parking areas, restrooms, etc.
5. The terminals come with accessible walkways and pedestrian bridges and a state-of-the-art sky-walk to link all the three terminals, introduction of bus lanes, lay-bys, introduction of green parks to soften the environment and proper waste management strategy, fencing, street lighting and a dedicated security team for Oshodi including surveillance tower, CCTVs, etc.