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Oshodi as a World-Class Business District? Governor Ambode reveals his Plans

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The Lagos State Government under the leadership of Governor Akinwunmi Ambode plans on transforming Oshodi into a world-class Central Business District (CBD) with business, travel and leisure activities conducted in a serene, secure, clean, orderly and hygienic environment, has developed a concept of the urban regeneration of Oshodi, which is premised on a 3-pronged approach – Urban Renewal & Environmental Regeneration, Transportation and Security.

Yesterday, Governor Akinwunmi Ambode at a meeting with residents, traders and commercial bus operators of Oshodi shared more details on his administration’s commitment to transform the area into an attractive, world-class district for business, commuting and recreational activities. The implementation of the Oshodi Transport Interchange project would be the first phase of bringing a new ‘face-lift’ to this area.

Oshodi Ambode

“We have decided to regenerate Oshodi forever! Our aim is to make Oshodi a clean, safe and conducive area for business. We can make life more comfortable for residents, market women, traders and those operating commercial buses in the area right now. This is why we are engaging all stakeholders in order to complete this project within 13 months commencing on the 1st of June this year”, said the Governor.

He added that a mall would also be provided for marketers who would have to be relocated from their shops to accommodate the new infrastructure.

“We are setting up a modern, container mall that would provide recreational activities which would give the children of residents along the axis, a taste of the benefits enjoyed by those in the more developed areas of the state”, he said.

The restructuring of the area would include merging the 13 motor parks scattered in the area into 3 big ones that would accommodate over 500 large buses at a time. Pedestrian facilities would also be provided for about 1 million pedestrians that come through the area including a sky-walk that would give pedestrians views of the project’s landscape.

Photo Credit: Lagos State

14 Comments

  1. weldone

    May 25, 2016 at 9:20 am

    weldone Ambode, we are begining to see your efforts… Keep it up

    • Tosin

      May 25, 2016 at 9:41 am

      wallahi. someone referred to the gov as a pleasant surprise. please, keep surprising.

  2. Ariere

    May 25, 2016 at 9:51 am

    Oshodi can be Lagos state’s own version of Times Square. All that is needed is the vision, drive and collective efforts of all stakeholders to implement it. So much potential in that district.

  3. honey omo lekki

    May 25, 2016 at 10:27 am

    As Lagos state is trying to bring all these fantastic ideas to live, i hope other states are following suit, cos if not, we will have population explosion to deal with in the nearest future.

  4. Sosomouth

    May 25, 2016 at 10:51 am

    Na so so mouth all these people sabi make.. let’s wait and see.

  5. Ife

    May 25, 2016 at 10:56 am

    BN. Can you please repost Ben Bruce message in recession I think this is a crucial issue to be discussed !

  6. Bruno fierce Two

    May 25, 2016 at 10:57 am

    I think Ambode has good plans, all he needs is time and he will show his accomplishments. See what he did with Okota ROAD!!! Eko o ni baje oh. Thumbs up Ambode

  7. shield

    May 25, 2016 at 11:06 am

    Hmm. Good ideas but I’m thinking about how much this will affect the people’s cost of living. Transforming an area like Oshodi to what the govt envisages will increase costs in that area, right? I remember how Tejuosho was before till the govt built the mall. The mall is very big and beautiful but it costs an arm and a leg to rent a shop there.

  8. Amaka d igbo chic

    May 25, 2016 at 11:50 am

    AMBO…the visionary governor. weldone sir. keep up the good work!!!

  9. Ro

    May 25, 2016 at 12:00 pm

    I too am pleasantly surprised by Ambode’s plans, expected him to just be a faaji governor. Its not just the PR, I can actually see work going on. Kudos to him.

  10. Private enterprise

    May 25, 2016 at 10:35 pm

    How do you ‘transform’ a town? Will the current residents be able to afford the ‘transformation’? Let Private enterprise invest money where they can make returns and not government throwing money anywhere hoping it sticks.

  11. Yinka

    May 25, 2016 at 10:59 pm

    Proud of you gov! Keep up the good work. God bless Nigeria.

  12. Temitope

    May 28, 2016 at 7:57 am

    It’s a good thing to have a new Lagos but the Governor should try as much as possible to control prices as we the masses will have to suffer the innovations if proper measures are not put in place ie Lagos would only be accommodating the well to do Lagosians thereby pushing out the poor. Eko o ni baje ooo!

  13. Tony

    November 16, 2017 at 10:42 pm

    I like visionary people but my oiintbof view let’s always av it in mind that Lagos shouldn’t be meang for the rich alone to survive ur Excellency gov of Lagos, hope wen u r ttru with this an avarge man can still feel among?

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