Corps Marshal of Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC), Dr. Boboye Oyeyemi, has on Wednesday, advised the Lagos State Government to increase efforts on its inter-modal transportation systems to ease the usual gridlock on the state roads.
Dr. Boboye said this while giving the first distinguished lecture on ‘Transportation and Road Safety Management: Achieving the Sustainable Development Goals in Nigeria’, at the School of Transport, Lagos State University, Ojo, NAN reports.
The FRSC boss said that Lagos State was a good example of how the inter-modal system of transportation could operate, as practised globally.
According to him, if the inter-modal system which includes railway, inner waterways, pipeline, air transport system, among others, was effective, most Nigerians would not depend on road transportation but on the alternative system.
He said the problem of poor transportation system was as a result of infrastructure that could not match with the increasing population.
Also, Permanent Secretary of Lagos State Ministry of Transport, Dr. Taiwo Salam, told Nigerians to change their attitude towards public infrastructure and try to maintain them for their benefit.
Salam, who also represented the Lagos State Deputy Governor, Dr. Femi Hamzat, said the poor traffic regulation in the State was as a result of full concentration on infrastructure, and the neglection of enforcement by the past administration.
In his remark, the Vice Chancellor of LASU, Prof. Olanrewaju Fagbohun, commended the calibre of personalities at the event, and described the lecture as insightful.
Fagbohun promised to follow-up on the recommendations and outcome of the lecture in his capacity and carry all stakeholders along.
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