LASG Opens Door To Investors Willing To Use Eco-friendly Public Buses To Transport Lagosians
LASG open doors to investors willing to use eco-friendly buses to ease transportation challenges in the state.
Sanwo-Olu made this known at the launch of two electric buses brought in by Oando Clean energy Limited (OCEL).
The Lagos State Governor said transportation was key to the development of any economy.
The Lagos State Government has opened its door to investors who are willing to use environmentally friendly public transit buses to ease the challenges faced by Lagosians in commuting from one point to the other.
Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu, who made this known while speaking at the launch of two electric buses brought in by Oando Clean energy Limited (OCEL), said transportation was key to the development of any economy.
The Governor, who was represented by the Commissioner for Transportation, Dr. Frederic Oladeinde, said the state was working round the clock to ensure that the mobility needs of the people were met in the next seven years.
Governor Sanwo-Olu stated that the state’s partnership with Oando Clean Energy Limited was to facilitate a cleaner environment for the people as well as provide a transport system that assists them in pursuing their daily goals.
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“We do hope that in another seven years, we would have been able to meet the mobility needs of Lagosians through the massive deployment of electric buses and other modes of transportation,” he stated.
Also speaking at the event, the Managing Director of Lagos Metropolitan Area Transport Authority (LAMATA), Engr.
Mrs. Abimbola Akinajo, said agency decided to bring OCEL on board because of its desire to be a multi-fuel transport regulatory agency of the Lagos State
LAMATA boss expressed satisfaction that just in about one year of signing a Memorandum of Understanding, OCEL had been able to make available the two buses for the proof-of-concept phase. She expressed hope that the initiative would provide the needed data and other information required to move to the next stage of the agreement.
“By this partnership, the whole world now knows that Lagos is ready to work with everybody provided the interest of Lagosians are well protected,” she said.
In his speech, the President/CEO of OCEL, Dr. Ainojie ‘Alex Irune explained that his company was following footsteps of oil giants who are now having a shift in
mindset from the exploration of fossil fuels to clean energy.
He said the company now we see a low-carbon future as part of its responsibility, “and this is not just to support social programs alone. We have demonstrated that we are the only ones that have the balance sheet to effect this change and this shift to cleaner energy.”