Governor of Lagos State, Babajide Sanwo-Olu has disclosed of plans aimed at strengthening safety and improving transport architecture to give commuters a new travel experience in the state.
Sanwo-Olu revealed this on Friday during a courtesy visit by the Ambassador of Sweden to Nigeria, Annika Hahn-Englund, in the State House, Marina.
Sanwo-Olu noted that the state government is committed to existing bilateral partnerships with the Swedish government.
He added that the ongoing feasibility study of the Lagos Metropolitan Area Transport Authority’s operational capacity by a Swedish company would bring about expansion.
The governor said, “We are not unaware of the effects these means of public mobility have on the environment. Efforts are already in place to ensure sustainable development and create an eco-friendly environment. That is why the state government signed an MoU with Oando Energy firm to test electric vehicles for public transportation.
“The proof of concept is underway and it will give us clear direction on what is required both on the infrastructure end and the mobility side of it.
On her part, Hahn-Englund appreciated the governor for prioritising economic cooperation with her country.
Also, Japanese envoy, Matsunaga Kazuyoshi added that the visit was to expand Lagos-Japan cooperation.