Nigeria: Lagos Gets Approval for Traffic Radio Station

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Lagos State Government has secured a license to operate a radio station to be solely dedicated to traffic information and other safety issues. Commissioner for Transportation, Prof. Bamidele Badejo, who disclosed this during the 2011 ministerial briefing on the activities of his ministry in the last one year as well as commemoration of the fourth anniversary of Governor Babatunde Fashola in office, said the radio station, will be commissioned soon.

Badejo said: "The station, whose license and approval had been procured by the state government, will keep the public informed with live information and reports on traffic and transportation related issues all over Lagos as events unfold."

He explained that one of the objectives of the station will be to empower the commuting citizens with needed information on the situation of the roads within the different axes of Lagos at any point in time, to enable them know the best possible routes available if they are to make most efficient use of the road and thus reduce traffic time and congestion.

Speaking further, he said the station will form an invaluable avenue for the education of the populace on best traffic and road use practices and also form a feedback system for data and correspondence between the government and the populace, which will then help achieve best results in traffic management and control.