By Olasunkanmi Akooni
Lagos State Government has concluded arrangements to deploy security personnel around public and private recreational centers and other strategic areas across the state during the Easter celebration period as part of measures to further protect lives and properties of residents.
This came as the state opened the newly completed recreational parks at Ikorodu and Badagry for public use during the celebration of the resurrection of Jesus Christ.
General Manager, Lagos State Parks and Garden Agency, LASPARK, Mrs. Abimbola Jijoho-Ogun disclosed this Thursday, at Alausa, while briefing on the activities of the agency.
Jijoho-Ogun who said the move was based on the directive of Lagos State Governor, Mr. Akinwumi Ambode, adding that the measure to deploy more security personnel to parks became necessary to prevent any act of terrorism or harassment by hoodlums to fun seekers and residents.
It will be recalled that hoodlums attacked, molested and robbed fun seekers of their valuables at National Theatre, Iganmu, during the last Christmas celebration.
“We have made adequate plans to deploy security personnel at both public and private run parks across the state. This is so to give more protection to people and further ensure their safety.
Offers free bus ride for Easter
Commuters along the Bus Rapid Transit, BRT, and Bus Franchise Scheme, BFS, corridors would enjoy free ride in commemoration of Easter.
Acting Managing Director of Lagos Metropolitan Area Transport Authority, LAMATA, Mr. Iyiola Adegboye said the free bus service was part of government’s effort to help commuters move around with ease in the face of the current fuel scarcity.
The free bus service would be offered on the BRT corridor from Ikorodu to CMS by Primero Transport Services Limited, operator of the Ikorodu to CMS BRT system while Capetrust Investment Ltd, operator of the BFS would offered free bus service along the Maryland–Ikeja-Iyana-Ipaja-Ikotun-Igando corridor.
Adegboye while felicitating with residents on the Easter holiday said the state government was poised to ensure that the vision for a world class transport for Lagos became a reality.