***Assures users of safety of lives and properties
The state security adviser to Kogi state government, Commander Duro Jerry Omodara today led a team of all security heads in the state on inspection of the terminal to see the level of work done and what to put in place to guarantee safety of lives and properties of both commuters, passengers and and all intending users.
The team assured that all hands will be on deck to ensure compliance with Governor Yahaya Bello’s marching order to make the terminal come into full use soonest.
It could be recalled that His Excellency had earlier given a marching order that the terminal must be made functional. He assured that Kogi state will no doubt wear a new look as the transportation sector will be transformed.
According to Omodara, the effort to move all parks to a centralised location will be to the benefit of both the transporters and travellers as well. This he said will drastically reduce congestion and high traffic on roads around the state capital.
However, the governor had earlier inaugurated three separate committees to work out modalities for the smooth take- off of the terminal.
This terminal was initiated with the aim of ensuring that transportation activities (inter-state, intercity and intra-city) are conducted in a secured and conducive environment without any adverse effect on traffic flow within Lokoja City and with a capacity of retaining not less than 500 vehicles at a time.
Other facilities at the terminal includes a food court, terminal building, ATM gallery, loading bays, security posts, gate houses, drivers lounge, rest rooms, mechanical workshops, generator/power house, car wash, VIO/ KOTRAMA section amongst others.
The team however commended the State Governor for the strides and political will which could ease traffic congestion, crime prevention especially along the highway as well as clean environments in Felele and NATACO areas.
Commander Omodara said that the inspection of the Mega Terminal was for on the spot security assessment towards the smooth running of the Terminal.
They were conducted round the Terminal by the State Security Adviser, Commander Duro Jerry Omodara Rtd, while the Security Heads made several observations as it’s affects their agencies for the smooth take off.
On the team was; Major General Gbolahan Oyefesobi, Commander Army Records, ACP Marvellous, rep Commissioner of Police, Commandant NSCDC, Mr Peter Maigari, Rep, State Director DSS, Commander NDLEA, Mr Alfred Adewumi, Sector Commander, FRSC Mr Solomon Agure, Controller Immigration, Commanding officer, Federal Fire Service, Mr Joshua Olorunleke, who all came with the Heads of operations of their various Services
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