As part of efforts to ease the age-long parking problem and ensure free flow of traffic in parts of Lagos Island, Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu of Lagos State on Tuesday, November 17th, 2021 commissioned a multi-level car park and facility building at Onikan.
The Governor said the facility, with a capacity to accommodate 384 cars on five suspended floors, will bring great improvements to Onikan axis of Lagos Island, reduce indiscriminate parking and greatly resolve gridlocks as well as enhance the ability of businesses to effectively operate.
Speaking at the commissioning of the multi-level car Park and Facility Building at Onikan, Governor Sanwo-Olu said the “ceremony is symbolic of our steady movement towards the Smart Megacity of our dream; a Lagos where no one is slowed down and where we all succeeds together.”
The multi-level car park and facility building, which began construction in June 2013 when the incumbent Lagos State Deputy Governor, Dr. Obafemi Hamzat, was Commissioner for Works, comprised five car parking floors with a capacity for 384 vehicles with offices for tickets and restrooms on each floor.
The 6th floor is designated as multi-purpose mixed-use consisting of a Club House (410sqm Capacity); two banquet rooms, with a sitting capacity of 800 and 600 persons each; Water treatment Plant, Elevators and staircases for smooth pedestrian movement, and Fire alarm systems, CCTV, data network and power.
Governor Sanwo-Olu said the facility is another step towards fulfilling one of the goals of the pillar ‘T’ in his administration THEMES Agenda, which stands for Traffic Management and Transportation
He said: “At the inception of this administration, we promised that our government will work for all, no matter your race, creed or gender. Several months after, we are still committed to this cause and this has necessitated that we expand and extend the reach of infrastructure to fast track growth and development across the State.”
“Lagos Island could be modestly referenced as one of the largest commercial corridors in the state. There is, therefore, a corresponding increase in commuting, especially, high volume of vehicular traffic including social activities, culminating in traffic gridlock and pressure along this corridor.”
“This Multi-Level Facility Building was conceived in 2013 to provide a solution to this problem which essentially is generated by activities related to the stadium and other primary social centres such as Island Club, Yoruba Tennis Club, Lagos Lawn Tennis Club, King George V Park, Police Command Recreational Centre as well as other facilities in the neighbourhood.”
Governor Sanwo-Olu also assured that the facility will be supported by efficient traffic management and an Automated Fare Collection Service (AFCS) – that will offer an operable payment solution to prevent traffic dovetailing into the main road.