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  •  The Lagos State Government says it is collaborating with the Lagos Urban Development Initiative LUDI to observe the first ever Car Free Day in Lagos on Sunday The Lagos State Commissioner for Transportation Dr Frederic Oladeinde said this in a statement through the Deputy Director Public Affairs Unit of the Ministry Mrs Bolanle Ogunlola in Lagos on Friday He said that the initiative was to encourage road users and motorists to set aside their cars for a day Oladeinde said they were on that day encouraged to take up active and inclusive means of transport such as cycling and walking known as Non Motorized Transport NMT Traffic will be diverted around as cyclists will utilise Governor s Office Road through Mobolaji Johnson Ave Billings Way Obafemi Awolowo Way Aromire Adeniyi Jones and Oba Akran Way for bicycle rides to mark the event About 400 metres of the Governor s Avenue will be closed for the event The aim of the initiative is to create awareness about the benefits of Non Motorised Transport including reduced environmental pollution The initiative will also reduce insufficient physical activity and sedentary behaviour to promote health of the people regardless of their ages Oladeinde said He cited the significant drop in air pollution recorded during the COVID 19 pandemic lockdowns when movement was curtailed and many private cars and public vehicles were off the roads The commissioner said that this resulted in reduction of vehicular carbon emissions into the atmosphere thereby improving the quality of air as well as increase in physical exercise and improved health practises Vehicular emissions have now become a global issue In Nigeria as well as other developing countries 25 of the air pollution problems are as a result of automobile exhaust This is very evident in the number of unroadworthy smoky vehicles plying our roads on daily basis causing not just health issues but visibility problems and sometimes accidents Oladeinde said He also mentioned that the event provides cities and governments opportunity to do more in advancing public transport systems which could be run more efficiently through provision of viable reliable alternative to the cars in the urban areas The commissioner said that this could also be done by implementing Non Motorised transport whereby walking cycling and inclusive mobility were given priority Oladeinde said that the event was coordinated by the Lagos State Ministry of Transportation along with other Ministries Departments Agencies and Lagos Urban Development Initiative He said that the event was necessary to continuously enlighten the citizenry on the importance of environmental health Oladeinde urged motorists to prepare to join the rest of the world in observing the Car Free Day adding that hundreds of people were expected He urged participants to be at the Alausa Ikeja venue where many fun and exciting activities such as cycling cycling training cycling competitions skating stretches music dance would take place Oladeinde said that Lagos State Traffic Management Authority would work hand in hand with the Nigeria Police Force to manage vehicular movement on the diversion routes He pleaded with the motoring public to cooperate with the interventions put in place to minimise inconveniences NewsSourceCredit NAN
    Lagos to observe Car Free Day on Sunday
     The Lagos State Government says it is collaborating with the Lagos Urban Development Initiative LUDI to observe the first ever Car Free Day in Lagos on Sunday The Lagos State Commissioner for Transportation Dr Frederic Oladeinde said this in a statement through the Deputy Director Public Affairs Unit of the Ministry Mrs Bolanle Ogunlola in Lagos on Friday He said that the initiative was to encourage road users and motorists to set aside their cars for a day Oladeinde said they were on that day encouraged to take up active and inclusive means of transport such as cycling and walking known as Non Motorized Transport NMT Traffic will be diverted around as cyclists will utilise Governor s Office Road through Mobolaji Johnson Ave Billings Way Obafemi Awolowo Way Aromire Adeniyi Jones and Oba Akran Way for bicycle rides to mark the event About 400 metres of the Governor s Avenue will be closed for the event The aim of the initiative is to create awareness about the benefits of Non Motorised Transport including reduced environmental pollution The initiative will also reduce insufficient physical activity and sedentary behaviour to promote health of the people regardless of their ages Oladeinde said He cited the significant drop in air pollution recorded during the COVID 19 pandemic lockdowns when movement was curtailed and many private cars and public vehicles were off the roads The commissioner said that this resulted in reduction of vehicular carbon emissions into the atmosphere thereby improving the quality of air as well as increase in physical exercise and improved health practises Vehicular emissions have now become a global issue In Nigeria as well as other developing countries 25 of the air pollution problems are as a result of automobile exhaust This is very evident in the number of unroadworthy smoky vehicles plying our roads on daily basis causing not just health issues but visibility problems and sometimes accidents Oladeinde said He also mentioned that the event provides cities and governments opportunity to do more in advancing public transport systems which could be run more efficiently through provision of viable reliable alternative to the cars in the urban areas The commissioner said that this could also be done by implementing Non Motorised transport whereby walking cycling and inclusive mobility were given priority Oladeinde said that the event was coordinated by the Lagos State Ministry of Transportation along with other Ministries Departments Agencies and Lagos Urban Development Initiative He said that the event was necessary to continuously enlighten the citizenry on the importance of environmental health Oladeinde urged motorists to prepare to join the rest of the world in observing the Car Free Day adding that hundreds of people were expected He urged participants to be at the Alausa Ikeja venue where many fun and exciting activities such as cycling cycling training cycling competitions skating stretches music dance would take place Oladeinde said that Lagos State Traffic Management Authority would work hand in hand with the Nigeria Police Force to manage vehicular movement on the diversion routes He pleaded with the motoring public to cooperate with the interventions put in place to minimise inconveniences NewsSourceCredit NAN
    Lagos to observe Car Free Day on Sunday
    General news3 months ago

    Lagos to observe Car Free Day on Sunday

    The Lagos State Government says it is collaborating with the Lagos Urban Development Initiative (LUDI) to observe the first ever ‘Car Free Day’ in Lagos on Sunday.

    The Lagos State Commissioner for Transportation, Dr Frederic Oladeinde, said this in a statement through the Deputy Director,  Public Affairs Unit of the Ministry, Mrs Bolanle Ogunlola, in Lagos on Friday.

    He said that the initiative was to encourage road users and motorists to set aside their cars for a day.

    Oladeinde said they were, on that day, encouraged to take up active and inclusive means of transport such as cycling and walking, known as Non Motorized Transport (NMT).

    “Traffic will be diverted around as cyclists will utilise Governor’s Office Road, through Mobolaji Johnson Ave, Billings Way, Obafemi Awolowo Way, Aromire, Adeniyi Jones, and Oba Akran Way for bicycle rides to mark the event.

    “About 400 metres of the Governor’s Avenue will be closed for the event.

    “The aim of the initiative is to create awareness about the benefits of Non Motorised Transport, including reduced environmental pollution.

    “The initiative will also reduce insufficient physical activity and sedentary behaviour to promote health of the people regardless of their ages,” Oladeinde said.

    He cited the significant drop in air pollution recorded during the COVID-19 pandemic lockdowns, when movement was curtailed and many private cars and public vehicles were off the roads.

    The commissioner said that this resulted in reduction of vehicular carbon emissions into the atmosphere, thereby improving the quality of air, as well as increase in physical exercise and improved health practises.

    “Vehicular emissions have now become a global issue.

    In Nigeria as well as other developing countries, 25% of the air pollution problems are as a result of automobile exhaust.

    “This is very evident in the number of unroadworthy, smoky vehicles plying our roads on daily basis, causing not just health issues but visibility problems and sometimes accidents,” Oladeinde said.

    He also mentioned that the event provides cities and governments opportunity to do more in advancing public transport systems which could be run more efficiently through provision of viable, reliable alternative to the cars in the urban areas.

    The commissioner said that this could also be done by implementing Non Motorised transport, whereby walking, cycling and inclusive mobility were given priority.

    Oladeinde said that the event was coordinated by the Lagos State Ministry of Transportation along with other Ministries, Departments, Agencies and Lagos Urban Development Initiative.

    He said that the event was necessary to continuously enlighten the citizenry on the importance of environmental health.

    Oladeinde urged motorists to prepare to join the rest of the world in observing the Car Free Day, adding that hundreds of people were expected.

    He urged participants to be at the Alausa, Ikeja venue where many fun and exciting activities such as cycling, cycling training, cycling competitions, skating, stretches, music, dance would take place.

    Oladeinde said that Lagos State Traffic Management Authority would work hand in hand with the Nigeria Police Force to manage vehicular movement on the diversion routes.

    He pleaded with the motoring public to cooperate with the interventions put in place to minimise inconveniences.

    .


    NewsSourceCredit: NAN

  •  The newly appointed Special Adviser to Governor Babajide Sanwo Olu on Transportation Mr Sola Giwa has solicited support of Management and Staff of the Ministry of Transportation in the implementation of the Themes Agenda on transportation Giwa made the plea in a statement signed by the Deputy Director Public Affairs Mrs Bolanle Ogunlola in Lagos On Thursday The News Agency of Nigeria reports that THEMES as part of components to make Lagos Greater would form the basis for assessing Governor Babajide Olusola Sanwo Olu of Lagos State governance THEMES an acronym for his administration s six strategic development agenda represent Traffic Management and Transportation Health and Environment Education and Technology Making Lagos a 21st Century Economy Entertainment and Tourism as well as Security and Governance Giwa sought support of the management and staff of the ministry of transportation during an official welcome forum organised by the ministry following his appointment as Special Adviser SA to the Lagos State Governor on Transportation Giwa said that that support from the staff was crucial to achieving set goals and targets the statement said NAN also reports that the former SA Hon Toyin Fayinka resigned to pursue his political career and contest in the year 2023 elections Speaking at the event the Commissioner for Transportation Dr Frederic Oladeinde while welcoming the new special adviser noted that Giwa was on familiar terrain He said that Giwa had worked closely with the former special adviser Mr Toyin Fayinka urging him to bring his wealth of experience to bear The Permanent Secretary Ministry of Transportation Mr Kamar Olowoshago disclosed that he was not only optimistic about working with the new Special Adviser but was also looking forward to a favourable tenure Olowoshago said that Giwa s tenure would favourably impact on the THEMES agenda as it pertains to the Transportation sector The erstwhile SA Mr Toyin Fayinka while congratulating his successor on his new status added that the journey in front of him may be tasking but it is not insurmountable He disclosed that he was rest assured that the rank and file of the ministry would leave no stone unturned to support Giwa In his response the special adviser expressed appreciation to the entire ministry for the warm welcome He said that the support of every member of staff was crucial to achieving set goals and targets Mainwhile Ogunlola said that Giwa had built an active and enviable career in public office in the past years working closely with the Lagos State Governor in different capacities She said that Giwa was appointed SA to the governor on LASTMA in 2007 where he worked with the then special adviser on Transportation to the Governor Comrade Kayode Opeifa in building strong capacity and human resource that ensured the performance of LASTMA as an effective agency Ogunlola said that in 2011 he became the Senior Special Assistant SSA to Governor Babatunde Fashola SAN on transportation working with the Commissioner for Transportation and other stakeholders within the government in building a virile transport system in the State She added that in 2015 he contested the seat of the Lagos Island Constituency 2 and was elected member of Lagos State House of Assembly 8th Assembly She however said that before his appointment as SA Giwa was a member of the Special Traffic Management and Enforcement Team on Apapa NewsSourceCredit NAN
    Giwa seeks transport ministry’s staff support on Themes Agenda
     The newly appointed Special Adviser to Governor Babajide Sanwo Olu on Transportation Mr Sola Giwa has solicited support of Management and Staff of the Ministry of Transportation in the implementation of the Themes Agenda on transportation Giwa made the plea in a statement signed by the Deputy Director Public Affairs Mrs Bolanle Ogunlola in Lagos On Thursday The News Agency of Nigeria reports that THEMES as part of components to make Lagos Greater would form the basis for assessing Governor Babajide Olusola Sanwo Olu of Lagos State governance THEMES an acronym for his administration s six strategic development agenda represent Traffic Management and Transportation Health and Environment Education and Technology Making Lagos a 21st Century Economy Entertainment and Tourism as well as Security and Governance Giwa sought support of the management and staff of the ministry of transportation during an official welcome forum organised by the ministry following his appointment as Special Adviser SA to the Lagos State Governor on Transportation Giwa said that that support from the staff was crucial to achieving set goals and targets the statement said NAN also reports that the former SA Hon Toyin Fayinka resigned to pursue his political career and contest in the year 2023 elections Speaking at the event the Commissioner for Transportation Dr Frederic Oladeinde while welcoming the new special adviser noted that Giwa was on familiar terrain He said that Giwa had worked closely with the former special adviser Mr Toyin Fayinka urging him to bring his wealth of experience to bear The Permanent Secretary Ministry of Transportation Mr Kamar Olowoshago disclosed that he was not only optimistic about working with the new Special Adviser but was also looking forward to a favourable tenure Olowoshago said that Giwa s tenure would favourably impact on the THEMES agenda as it pertains to the Transportation sector The erstwhile SA Mr Toyin Fayinka while congratulating his successor on his new status added that the journey in front of him may be tasking but it is not insurmountable He disclosed that he was rest assured that the rank and file of the ministry would leave no stone unturned to support Giwa In his response the special adviser expressed appreciation to the entire ministry for the warm welcome He said that the support of every member of staff was crucial to achieving set goals and targets Mainwhile Ogunlola said that Giwa had built an active and enviable career in public office in the past years working closely with the Lagos State Governor in different capacities She said that Giwa was appointed SA to the governor on LASTMA in 2007 where he worked with the then special adviser on Transportation to the Governor Comrade Kayode Opeifa in building strong capacity and human resource that ensured the performance of LASTMA as an effective agency Ogunlola said that in 2011 he became the Senior Special Assistant SSA to Governor Babatunde Fashola SAN on transportation working with the Commissioner for Transportation and other stakeholders within the government in building a virile transport system in the State She added that in 2015 he contested the seat of the Lagos Island Constituency 2 and was elected member of Lagos State House of Assembly 8th Assembly She however said that before his appointment as SA Giwa was a member of the Special Traffic Management and Enforcement Team on Apapa NewsSourceCredit NAN
    Giwa seeks transport ministry’s staff support on Themes Agenda
    General news4 months ago

    Giwa seeks transport ministry’s staff support on Themes Agenda

    The newly appointed Special Adviser to Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu on Transportation, Mr Sola Giwa, has solicited support of Management and Staff of the Ministry of Transportation in the implementation of the Themes Agenda on transportation.

    Giwa made the plea in a statement signed by the Deputy Director,  Public Affairs, Mrs Bolanle Ogunlola, in Lagos On Thursday.

    The News Agency of Nigeria reports that THEMES, as part of components to make ‘Lagos Greater’, would form the basis for assessing Governor Babajide Olusola Sanwo-Olu of Lagos State governance.

    THEMES, an acronym for his administration’s six strategic development agenda, represent Traffic Management and Transportation, Health and Environment, Education and Technology, Making Lagos a 21st Century Economy, Entertainment and Tourism as well as Security and Governance.

    Giwa sought support of the management and staff of the ministry of transportation during an official welcome forum organised by the ministry, following his appointment as Special Adviser (SA) to the Lagos State Governor on Transportation.

    Giwa said that that  support from the staff  was crucial to achieving set goals and targets, the statement said.

    NAN also reports that the former SA, Hon Toyin Fayinka, resigned to pursue his political career and contest in the year 2023 elections.

    Speaking at the event, the Commissioner for Transportation, Dr Frederic Oladeinde, while welcoming the new special adviser noted that Giwa was on familiar terrain.

    He said that Giwa had worked closely with the former special adviser, Mr Toyin Fayinka, urging him to bring his wealth of experience to bear.

    The Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Transportation, Mr Kamar Olowoshago disclosed that he was not only optimistic about working with the new Special Adviser but was also looking forward to a favourable tenure.

    Olowoshago said that Giwa’s tenure  would favourably impact on the THEMES agenda as it pertains to the Transportation sector.

    The erstwhile SA, Mr Toyin Fayinka, while congratulating his successor on his new status added that the journey in front of him may be tasking but it is not insurmountable.

    He disclosed that he was rest assured that the rank and file of the ministry would leave no stone unturned to support  Giwa. In his response, the special adviser expressed appreciation to the entire ministry for the warm welcome.

    He said that the support of every member of staff was crucial to achieving set goals and targets.

    Mainwhile, Ogunlola said that Giwa had built an active and enviable career in public office in the past years working closely with the Lagos State Governor in different capacities.

    She said that Giwa was appointed SA  to the governor on LASTMA in 2007 where he worked with the then special adviser on Transportation to the Governor, Comrade Kayode Opeifa, in building strong capacity and human resource that ensured the performance of LASTMA as an effective agency.

    Ogunlola said that in 2011, he became the Senior Special Assistant (SSA) to Governor Babatunde Fashola (SAN) on transportation working with the Commissioner for Transportation and other stakeholders within the government in building a virile transport system in the State.

    She added that  in 2015, he contested the seat of the Lagos Island Constituency 2, and was elected member of Lagos State House of Assembly 8th Assembly.

    She, however, said that before his appointment as SA, Giwa was a member of the Special Traffic Management and Enforcement Team on Apapa.

    .


    NewsSourceCredit: NAN

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