Oyo State Executive Council has approved the award of a contract for the construction of four Ultra-modern Bus Terminals to be located in Iwo Road, Challenge, New Ife Road and Ojoo.
The State’s Commissioner for Public Works, Infrastructure and Transport, Prof. Raphael Afonja, who stated this on Tuesday, May 5, 2020, shortly after a meeting of the State Executive Council, said shop owners who will be affected by demolitions at the different locations would be considered for shop allocations when the new terminal is ready.
He stated that the bus terminals, also to be known as Transport Interchanges, will not only address problems associated with transportation in Ibadan, the State capital, but also address security issues.
The Commissioner, in a statement issued by the Chief Press Secretary to Governor Seyi Makinde, Mr Taiwo Adisa, noted that the four Ultra-Modern Bus Terminals would redefine the skyline of the State capital, enhance security and the quality of life in the transport sector.
According to him, the Bus Terminals would incorporate Restaurants, Shops, Automated Teller Machine (ATM) galleries and Café, among others.
The Commissioner stated that the four terminals combine the major Inter-Inter-State Transport Units and that is why we are focusing on them; adding that the State Government has also upgraded the Fire Department to an Agency.