LAGOS METROPOLITAN AREA TRANSPORT AUTHORITY LAW

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LAGOS METROPOLITAN AREA TRANSPORT AUTHORITY LAW

ARRANGEMENT OF SECTIONS

1.       Establishment of the Lagos Metropolitan Area Transport Authority

2.       Establishment and Composition of the governing board

3.       Tenure of Office of Members

4.       Cessation from Office

5.       Remuneration of members of the Board

6.       Meetings of the Board

7.       Quorum

8.       Voting

9.       Functions of the Authority

10.     Powers of the Authority

11.     Power to co-opt

12.     Disclosure of Interest

13.     Power to grant Franchise

14.     Preparation of corporate investment plan

15.     Transfer to the Authority of existing transport works

16.     Funds and resources of the Authority

17.     Establishment of Transport Trust Fund

18.     Application of Authority’s revenue

19.     Loans and grants by the State Government

20.     Power to borrow money

21.     Debentures to the Government

22.     Guarantee on loans to the Authority by the Government

23.     The Managing Director

24.     The Secretary

25.     Officers of the Authority

26.     Remuneration of officers

27.     Powers to levy general fees in respect of local government

28.     Annual Report

29.     Accounts

30.     Account and Audit

31.     Audit

32.     Report on audited Accounts

33.     Proofs of money

34.     Restriction on execution against the Authority or transport works

35.     Validity of Proceedings

36.     Offices and Agencies

37.     Common Seal

38.     Powers to make regulations

39.     Exemption from stamp duties

40.     Repeals and savings

41.     Interpretation

42.     Citation and commencement

LAGOS METROPOLITAN AREA TRANSPORT AUTHORITY LAW

A LAW TO PROVIDE FOR THE ESTABLISHMENT OF THE LAGOS METROPOLITAN AREA TRANSPORT AUTHORITY AND

FOR CONNECTED PURPOSES

[Commencement]                                                                     (4th April 2007)

THE LAGOS STATE HOUSE OF ASSEMBLY enacts as follows:

1.       Establishment of the Lagos Metropolitan Area Transport Authority

(1)     There is established the Lagos Metropolitan Area Transport Authority (referred to in this Law as ―the Authority).

(2)     The Authority shall-

(a)     be a body corporate with perpetual succession and a common seal;

(b)     have power to sue and be sued in its corporate name; and;

(c)      be capable of purchasing, acquiring, holding and disposing of movable or immovable property for the purpose of carrying out its functions under this Law.

2.       Establishment and Composition of the Governing Board

(1)     The governing body of the Authority shall be a Board of Directors (referred to in this Law as ―the Board‖)

(2)     The Board shall consist of-

(a)     a Chairman appointed on part-time basis;

(b)     the Managing Director who shall be a full-time member of the Board; and

(c)     eleven (11) other members appointed on part-time basis as follows-

(i)      two (2) transport operators;

(ii)     one (1) representative each of the-

(d)     Ministry of Transportation;

(e)     Ministry of Finance;

(f)      Ministry of Economic Planning and Budget;

(g)     Ministry of Works;

(i)      Lagos State Chamber of Commerce; and

(j)      Transport Union in the State-

(i)      a member representing all the Local Government Areas in the State;

(ii)      two (2) members of the public who have proven ability and experience in the field related to the functions of the Authority and capable of making valuable contributions to the operations of the Authority.

(3)     The Chairman and members of the Board shall be appointed by the Governor.

3.       Tenure of Office of members

(1)     A member of the Board shall hold office for the full period of his appointment unless he is found guilty of      misconduct, adjudged bankrupt or he becomes mentally or physically  incapacitated to hold office.

(2)     Notwithstanding anything contained in the instrument by which he is appointed, a ember of the Board may   resign his appointment in writing under his hand and addressed to the Governor, and upon receipt of the      letter of resignation the appointment of the member shall cease.

4.       Cessation from Office

(1)     The Governor may suspend or remove any member of the Board-

(a)     on the ground of misconduct;

(b)     inability to perform functions; or

(c)     for any other reasons as he deems expedient.

(2)     A member may resign his membership by notice in writing addressed to the Governor and his membership shall cease on the date on the resignation letter.

5.       Remuneration of members

There shall be paid to the members of the Board such remuneration as the Governor may determine for the Board from time to time.

6.       Meetings of the Board

(1)     The Board shall in each year hold a general meeting as its annual meeting, in addition to any other meetings in that year, and it shall specify the meeting as such.

(2)     The Annual General Meeting shall be held within six (6) months after the close of

each financial year and it shall be open to the public who shall be given adequate notice of

the meeting and of salient points from the annual report.

(3)     The Board shall ordinarily meet for the dispatch of business at such times and places  as the Chairman may appoint, but not less than three (3) times in any financial year.

(4)     The Chairman shall preside meetings, and when absent and any other member present may be appointed to preside.

(5)     Where not less than five (5) members of the Board request the Chairman, by notice in writing signed by them, to convene an extraordinary meeting of the Board for the purposes specified in the notice, the Chairman shall, upon receipt of such notice, convene an extraordinary meeting of the Board for those purposes at the earliest convenient date.

(6)     Notwithstanding anything in the provisions of the first ordinary meeting of the Board shall be summoned by the Governor, who may give such directions as he thinks fit as to the procedure which shall be followed at that meeting.

7.       Quorum

The quorum for a meeting of the Board shall be five (5) members.

8.       Voting

(1)     All questions at a meeting of the Board shall be determined by a majority of votes of  the members of the Board present and voting, being members who under this Section are entitled to vote at such meeting.

(2)     At any meeting of the Board each member other than the Managing Director shall have a deliberative vote, and if there is equality of votes, the Chairman of the meeting shall, if entitled to a deliberative vote, have a second or casting vote.

9.       Functions of the Authority

The Authority shall-

(a)     co-ordinate and implement the transport policies, programmes and  actions of all transport-related agencies in the State;

(b)      ensure the physical traffic serviceability of declared roads;

(c)      make recommendations for the classification of a road or portion of same as a declared road;

(d)     control parking on declared roads;

(e)      plan, regulate and co-ordinate the supply of adequate and effective public transport and supporting infrastructure within metropolitan Lagos;

(f)      conduct research for the purposes of carrying out the with its functions;

(g)     make transport policy recommendations to the Governor including mechanisms for their implementation; and

(h)     carry out functions conferred by the Motor Vehicle Administration Agency Law.

10.     Powers of the Authority

(1)     The Authority shall, subject to the provisions of this Law, have power to —

(a)     prepare plans for the management and development of transportation in metropolitan Lagos;

(b)      construct, re-construct, maintain and manage transport infrastructure and facilities and all other buildings and works necessary for the discharge of the functions of the Authority under this Law in conjunction with the Ministry of Works;

(c)      protect, maintain and improve all existing transport ways in conjunction with the Ministry of Works;

(d)     carry out any transport works through, across, or under any street or any place laid out or intended as a street and after giving reasonable notice in writing to the owner or occupier thereof, making good any damage done;

(e)      subject to the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, regulate rail and other modes of transportation within the State;

(f)      levy user charges in connection with the provision of its services and in collaboration with Motor Vehicle Administration Agency collect same or any other tariff, fees, including road taxes as may be authorised by the Governor;

(g)     prepare and review as appropriate performance related terms and conditions of service for its employees;

(h)     acquire, purchase, lease, hold, construct, manufacture or maintain any property whatsoever whether movable or immovable required for or in connection with the performance of its functions and sell, dispose of, or otherwise deal with such property or any part thereof;

(i)       enter into agreement with any person for the supply, construction, manufacture, maintenance or repair of any property whether movable or immovable, which is necessary or appropriate for the purpose of the Authority;

(j)      do anything for the purpose of advancing the skills of persons employed by the Authority or the efficiency of the equipment of the Authority or the manner in which the equipment is operated including the provision of facilities of training, education and research;

(k)     accept or acquire and hold any security of any kind in any form whatsoever;

(l)       establish companies as special purpose vehicles for purposes of carrying out its functions and powers under this Law;

(m)     surrender, transfer or re-convey any security held by the Authority whether upon exchange for other security or upon discharge;

(n)     in relation to any security held by the Authority, exercise any power, right or privilege that a private individual is capable of exercising in like circumstances;

(o)      make, draw, accept, or endorse, negotiable instruments;

(p)      invest money standing to its credit and not for the time being required for its immediate need, in stocks, shares, debentures or other securities whatsoever approved by the Governor and with the approval of the Governor to sell such stocks, debentures or other securities;

(q)     enter into any relationship, agreement or partnership with any other body whether governmental or otherwise for the purpose of providing transportation service and/or transportation equipment and/or transportation infrastructure by rail or on inland waterways and to make regulations for carrying out such obligations as it may be necessary and subject to such agreement with such other body;

(r)      regulate generally both on-street and off-street parking of vehicles on declared roads and impose fees and penalties with respect thereto;

(s)     promote and develop transport infrastructure facilities on the inland waterways within the State;

(t)      insure its properties against all forms of risk;

(u)     write off bad debts with the approval of the Governor; and

(v)     authorise or delegate any officer, employee or servant of the Authority to act as an agent of the Authority for any function, services or facilities which may be exercised, performed or provided by the Authority under this Law;

(2)     The Authority shall have power for the purpose of carrying out its functions to do all such acts as may appear to it to be requisite, and may carry on any activity in that behalf either alone or in association with any other person or body.

11.     Powers to Co-opt

Where the Board desires to obtain the advice of any person(s) upon any matter, the Board may co-opt such person to be a member for the meeting or meetings as may be required, and  the person shall whilst so co-opted, have all the rights and privileges of a member of the  Board save that he shall not be entitled to vote on any question or count towards a quorum.

12.     Disclosure of interest by members of the Board

(1)     A member of the Board who is in any way directly or indirectly interested in a  transaction or project of the Authority shall disclose the nature of his interest at a meeting of  the Board, and such disclosure shall be recorded in the minutes book of the Authority, and the  member shall not take part in any deliberation or decision of the Board with respect to that  transaction or project.

(2)     For the purpose of subsection (1) of this Section, a general notice given at a meeting of the Board by a member to the effect that he is associated with any trade or business or he is a member of a specified company or firm and is to be regarded as interested in any transaction or project of the Authority concerning that trade, business, company or firm shall be regarded as sufficient disclosure of his interest in relation to that transaction or project.

(3)     A member of the Board may not attend in person a meeting of the Board in order to make a disclosure which he is required to make under this Section if he takes reasonable steps to ensure that the disclosure is made by a notice which is brought up and read at the meeting.

13.     Power to grant Franchise

(1)     The Authority —

(a)     may grant franchise for the operation of scheduled bus services and other modes of transportation within the State;

(b)     shall impose and collect fees for the franchise granted under this Law;

(c)     shall make regulations as it may consider necessary for the grant and terms of franchise under this sector.

(2)     No person shall operate—

(a)     scheduled bus service except under the terms of a franchise granted by the Authority under these regulations;

(b)      mode of transportation in contravention of or in competition with franchise granted by the Authority under this Law.

(3) (a)  The Authority may by regulation prescribe penalty in respect of a franchisee or any other person who fails to observe any provision of this Law, any regulation, its franchise, or any order, notice or instruction of the Authority properly given under this Law.

(b)      The Authority may declare that the route or routes to be served by the franchises are made exclusive.

(4)     Nothing in this Section shall absolve the owner or driver of a bus operating under a franchise granted in accordance with this Law from complying with the requirements of an existing law in relation to licensing and registration including the requirement to hold a stage carriage permit.

14.     Preparation of Corporate Investment Plan

The Authority shall-

(1)     within one (1) year of its establishment, prepare a five (5) year corporate

investment plan broken into yearly action plan.

(2)     keep its corporate and investment plan under review and update it annually within a three (3) year rolling plan cycle.

15.     Transfer to the Authority of existing transport works

(1)     As from the commencement of this Law, there shall be transferred to and vested in the Authority responsibility to maintain all declared roads which are contained in the schedule and without further assurance the responsibility shall extend to all subsequently declared roads (referred to in this Law as ―the declared roads‖) including all lands, works, and other property, assets, powers, rights and privileges.

(2)     All liabilities, assets and obligations of the Government agency having ownership rights over the declared roads and falling due or to be discharged as from the commencement of this Law remain the liabilities and obligations of the Government agency.

(3)     Every Deed, Bond, Agreement, instrument and work arrangement for the construction of the declared roads to which the Government was a party shall, subject to the provisions of this Section and unless the circumstances otherwise require, have effect as from the commencement of this Law as if—

(a)     the Authority had been a party to it; and

(b)      any reference to the Government shall with respect to anything falling due on or after the commencement of this Law be deemed as reference to the Authority.

(4)     Where, by the operation of the foregoing provisions, any property, right or liability becomes a property, right or liability of the Authority, the Authority and all other persons shall have the same rights, powers and remedies (and in particular the same rights and powers as to the taking or resisting of legal proceedings, for ascertaining, perfecting, protecting or enforcing that property right or liability of the Authority) and any legal proceedings by or against the Government and any of its agencies pending at the commencement of this Law in respect of such property, right or liability shall be continued by or against the Authority.

(5)     In this Section, reference to the word ―property‖ without prejudice to the generality of its meaning, shall include buildings and appurtenances, stocks, fuel, parts, accessories, stores, materials, investments, funds, loans and accounts receivable, claims and liens.

16.     Funds and Resources of the Authority

(1)     The funds and resources of the Authority shall consist of-

(a)     all sums, investments or other property vested in the Authority by virtue of the provisions of Section 15 of this Law;

(b)      such sums accruing to the Authority from the Transport Trust Fund set up under the provisions of Section 16 of this Law;

(c)     such sums of money or other advances by way of Loans or Grants to the Authority by the Government;

(d)     such sums or other property as may be advanced by way of Loans or Grants to the Authority by any Local Government or statutory corporation in the State, the Federal Government and any other State Government or any agency or institution of any such Government, any international organization, and private foundation or any person;

(e)      any investment or other property acquired by or vested in the Authority;

(f)      money earned or arising from any investment or property acquired by or vested in the Authority; and

(g)     all other sums (whether as tariff or as user charges, or otherwise) or other property which may in any manner become payable to or vested in the

Authority in respect of its powers and duties or of any incidental matter under this Law or by virtue of the provisions of any other Law.

(2)     The Authority shall ensure that its funds and resources are adequate to meet the operating expenses, depreciation charges, debt servicing requirements, such percentage of its annual capital expenditure requirements as may be determined and its financial and other objectives under this Law.

17.     Establishment of Transport Trust Fund

(1)     There is established a Transport Trust Fund (referred to in this Law as ―the Fund‖) to be managed by the Authority for the purposes of ensuring the Authority’s sustainable performance of its functions.

(2)     The Fund shall comprise of-

(a)     sums accruable to the Fund under Section 9 of the Motor Vehicle Administration Law or any amendment; and

(b)     such other sources as may be authorized by the Governor.

18.     Application of Authority’s Revenue

(1)     The following charges shall be defrayed out of the revenue of the Authority for any financial year-

(a)     the remuneration and allowances of the members of the Board and those of any committee of the Authority;

(b)      the salaries, remuneration, fees, allowances, pensions and gratuities of the staff, agents, technical and other advisers or consultants of the Authority;

(c)     all expenses relating to the working and management of the Authority and its works and other properties including proper provision for depreciation, wear and tear or renewal of assets;

(d)     such minor works of a capital nature as the Authority may deem necessary;

(e)     such sums including compensation that may be payable by the Authority to any person or authority by virtue of the provisions of this Law or any other enactment;

(f)      taxes, rates and other levies payable by the Authority under any Law;

(g)     interest on loans raised on behalf of the Authority;

(h)     sums required to be transferred to any sinking fund or otherwise set aside for the purpose of making provision for the redemption of securities or the repayment of other loans; and

(i)      such other sums as the Board may approve for payment out of the revenue account of the Authority in respect of any financial year.

(2)     The balance of the revenue of the Authority for any financial year shall be applied as follows-

(a)     grants of any sums of money or property deemed necessary; and

(b)      loans upon such terms as to repayment or interest or otherwise as the Governor may determine.

19.     Loans and Grants by the State Government

(1)     It shall be lawful for the Government to make to the Authority-

(a)     grants of any sum of money or property deemed necessary; and

(b)     loans upon such terms as to repayment of interest or otherwise as the Governor may determine.

(2)     The Governor may waive in favour of the Authority any right or liability to the government in respect of any property vested in the Authority by virtue of the provisions of Section 14 of this Law.

(3)     The Authority shall in respect of any money advanced by the Government other than grants create and maintain an advance account in favour of the Government of an amount equal to the total sums of money so advanced.

(4)     The advance account referred to in subsection (3) of this Section shall be subject to such conditions as to interest and repayment as the Governor may determine at the time of taking such loans notwithstanding that the Governor may waive at any time such interest and principal repayment as may become due and payable.

20.     Power to borrow money

(1)     The Authority may with the approval of the Governor borrow by issuing debentures, stocks, or other securities or in any other manner for and in connection with the exercise of its functions under this Law.

(2)     An approval given for the purpose of this Section may be either general or limited to a particular borrowing or otherwise and may be subject to conditions.

(3)     Any person lending money to the Authority shall not be bound to inquire whether or not the borrowing of the money is within the powers of the Authority.

21.     Debentures to the Government

(1)     If the Government makes any loan to the Authority at any time in accordance with the provisions of this Law, the Authority shall, if so required by the Governor, issue to the Government a debenture or debentures of a nominal value equivalent to the sum loaned.

(2)     Debentures issued in accordance with the provisions of subsection (1) of this Section shall bear interest at such rate, and from such date as the Governor may specify.

22.     Guarantee on Loans to the Authority by the Government

(1)     The Governor may guarantee by an undertaking in such manner and on such conditions, as the Governor may think fit, the payment of the principal and interest of any sum or sums borrowed by the Authority with the approval of the Governor.

(2)     Such sums as may be required by the State Accountant-General for the purpose of making good the obligations of the Government under the guarantee of the borrowing of the Authority shall be charged on the Consolidated Revenue Fund of the State.

23.     The Managing Director

There shall be an officer of the Authority to be known as the Managing Director who shall be appointed by the Governor on the advice of the Board of Directors and shall have responsibility for the implementation of the decisions of the Board and the general administration of the Authority.

24.     The Secretary

(1)     There shall be a Secretary who shall be a legal practitioner and who shall be responsible to the Managing Director for the discharge of his functions.

(2)     The Secretary shall be the Legal Adviser to the Authority and shall be responsible for the following matters-

(a)     making arrangements for meetings of the Board;

(b)     preparation of the agenda and the minutes of such meetings;

(c)     conveying decisions of the Board to its members;

(d)     arranging for payment of fees and allowances of members and all other matters;

(e)     generally performing all other duties affecting the Authority as may be specifically assigned to him by the Managing Director.

25.     Officers of the Authority

The Authority may from time to time engage such other officers as may be deemed necessary for the due and proper execution of its functions under this Law.

26.     Remuneration of Officers

The Authority shall determine the remuneration to be paid to its officers and may require any officer to give such security as may be deemed proper for the due execution of the functions of the office.

27.     Powers to levy general fees in respect of Local Government

The Authority shall have power to collect from the local government councils such fees as may be agreed in respect of services provided for the inhabitants of the Local Government area.

28.     Annual Reports

(1)     The Authority shall submit an Annual Report of its activities to the Governor in accordance with the provisions of this Law.

(2)     The Annual Report shall amongst other information, contain audited financial report and a detailed presentation of the performance of the Authority during the reporting year stated against set targets in the approved corporate and investment plan and it shall also contain an analysis of the opportunities and constraints impacting on the Authority’s performance and the actions proposed for addressing them.

29.     Accounts

The Authority shall operate account(s) with bank(s) in the State and the signatories to the account(s) shall be either the Managing Director or when absent a designated representative as the case may be, and the head of the accounts, or when absent his designated representative or any person duly authorized by the Board in that behalf.

30.     Account and Audit

(1)     The Authority shall keep proper account of all its transactions in such form as the Board may direct, being a form that shall conform with standard commercial practice.

(2)     The form of accounts shall be such as to secure the provision of separate information in respect of each of the main activities and divisions of the Authority.

31.     Audit

(1)     The accounts shall be audited annually by external auditors appointed by the Board from a list of approved auditors provided by the Auditor-General of the State.

(2)     The accounts of the Transport Fund shall be audited annually by external auditors appointed by the Board from a list of approved auditors provided by the Auditor-General of the State within six (6) months of the end of each financial year.

(3)     The Authority shall, within six (6) months after the end of each financial year, furnish the Governor with –

(a)     a copy of the audited account of the Authority;

(b)     a copy of the general report and full report of the external auditor; and

(c)      a detailed report of the state of affairs of the Authority for the financial year, including a statement of the change in the general reserve fund arising from the activities of the Authority during the year reported upon.

(4)     The Authority shall cause the audited account and the Annual Report of the Authority to be published in the State Official Gazette after complying with subsection (1) of this Section and to be made available on demand to the public.

32.     Proofs of Money

In an action for the recovery of any rate or other moneys (other than fines and penalties) payable or recoverable under the provisions of this Law, a certificate signed by the Authority in that behalf, that any sum of money is due and that the defendant is the person liable to pay the same shall be evidence of such debt and of non-payment thereof, and the fact that the defendant is the person liable to pay the same.

33.     Restriction on execution against the Authority or Transport Works

An execution or attachment of process shall not be issued against any transport works or any property vested in the Authority.

34.     Validity of Proceedings

The validity of any proceedings of the Board shall not be affected by any vacancy in the membership of the Board or any defect in the appointment of a member to the Board, or by reason that a person not entitled to do so took part in the proceedings.

35.     Offices and Agencies

(1)     The Authority shall have its principal office in Ikeja or such other place in the State as may be designated for the efficient discharge of its functions, and may open branch offices in other divisions of the State in accordance with the decision of the Board.

(2)     The Board may, with the approval of the Governor, open branch offices, or establish agencies of the Authority outside Lagos State.

36.     Common Seal

(1)     The Common Seal of the Authority shall be such as may be determined by the Board, and the affixing of the common seal shall be authenticated by the signatures of the Chairman and the Secretary, or of some other members authorized generally or specifically by the Board to act for that purpose.

(2)     Any document purporting to be a document duly executed under the common seal of the Authority shall be received in any Court and shall, unless the contrary is proved, be deemed to be so executed.

37.     Powers to make Regulations

The Authority may with the approval of the Governor make regulations in accordance with the Regulations Approval Law for the proper carrying out of the provisions of this Law and without prejudice to the generality of the foregoing make regulations with respect to all or any of the following matters-

(a)     fixing the rate and scale of charges payable for items listed under the Schedule;

(b)     exemptions from any rate or charge or any corporate entity or any person or class of persons;

(c)     the amount payable in respect of services supplied to any government in the Federation or Local Government Council, Institution or Institutions, be it public or private, or to any special part of any such institutions;

(d)     fees payable for services rendered by the Authority together with the time and place of payment of such fees;

(e)     the construction, reconstruction, maintenance, alteration or readjustment of transport works and services, the nature, quality, size and pattern thereof and methods used therewith;

(f)      the forms, issuing and service of all notices required to be given or sent under this Law;

(g)     the prevention of the commission of any offence or nuisance in or about any station, works, plant, building or premises of the Authority;

(h)     the prevention of illegal provision of transport works and services;

(i)       the prevention of trespass upon or injury to stations, works, plants, buildings or premises appertaining to any works or otherwise belonging thereto; and

(j)      the prescription of penalties for offences against any regulation made under this Section.

38.     Exemption from the Stamp Duties

Transport shall be deemed to be goods, wares or merchandise for the purpose of exemption under the Stamp Duties Law.

39.     Repeals and savings

(1)     The Lagos Metropolitan Area Transport Authority Law 2002, Lagos State Transport Corporation Law, Cap.L.50 Laws of Lagos State of Nigeria 2003 and Public Transportation (Commuter Buses) Registration and Restriction Law 2004 are repealed.

(2)     Nothing in this Law shall affect any order, rule, regulation, appointment or things already done under the repealed Laws.

40.     Interpretation

In this Law, unless the context otherwise requires-

“Agency” means the Motor Vehicle Administration Agency;

“articulated vehicle” means a vehicle so constructed that it can be divided into parts both of which are vehicles and one of which is a motor vehicle shall (when not so divided) be treated for the purposes of this Law as that motor vehicle with the other part attached as trailer;

“Authority” means the Lagos State Metropolitan Area Transport Authority;

“commercial vehicle” means a hackney carriage, a stage carriage, a tractor, a breakdown lorry, a motor cycle and any motor vehicle primarily designed for the carriage of goods and passengers;

“Declared road” means a road that, pursuant to this Law, by-laws or agreement with appropriate authority has been brought under the custody of the Authority and includes the roads contained in Schedule 2 to this law;

“Government” means the Lagos State Government;

“Governor” means the Governor of Lagos State;

“hackney carriage” means any motor vehicle designed by official paintings or sticker approved by the Motor Vehicle Administration Agency or constructed to carry not more than seven persons, used or intended to be used for carrying passengers for hire or reward under a contract expressed or implied for use of the vehicle as a whole at or for a fixed or agreed rate or sum;

“member” includes the Chairman of the Authority;

“Route” means the sequence of streets and roads followed by a bus service while travelling from its origin terminus to its destination terminus, and vice versa;

“Scheduled Bus Service‖ means a service of buses with a capacity of at least 35 passengers operating on a fixed route to a pre-determined timetable;

“stage carriage‖ means any motor vehicle, with official paintings or sticker approved by the Agency, used or intended to be used for carrying passengers for hire or reward other than such a vehicle constructed or adapted to carry less than eight persons, the passengers paying separate or distinct fares for their respective places, and shall be deemed to include the expression ―omnibus‖;

“State‖ means Lagos State of Nigeria;

“State Commissioner‖ means the Lagos State Commissioner for Transportation;

“sticker‖ means a gummed label or poster having the name of the Agency on it;

“Traffic Management Officer‖ includes Lagos State Traffic Management Authority officials, or any other officer acting under the authority of the Commissioner or as defined in the Lagos State Traffic Management Authority Law;

“trailer” means a vehicle drawn by any motor vehicle but does not include a side car attached to a motor-cycle.

41.     Citation and Commencement

This Law may be cited as the Lagos Metropolitan Area Transport Authority Law, 2007, and shall come into force on the 4th of April 2007.

SCHEDULE

LIST OF DECLARED ROADS

S/N Route/

Location Description

(KM) Total Length (M) C-Way Width Type of Surface KM Remarks (A/C) (S/D) Earth

FEDERAL

1.       20 Lagos – Ikorodu

Sub-base: Laterite

(A.1) (Ojota – Ikorodu) 2.2 7.3 22 Base-Course Crushed Stone Shoulder:

Surface dressed

2.       20

(A.1) Costain Roundabout Mosalashi 4.5 12 x 2 4.5 Base-Course: Crushed Stone

3.       20

(A.1) Spur Road (Idi-Oro) 0.3 7.3 x 2 0.3 Base-Course: Crushed Stone

4.       20

(A.1) Idi-Oro Flyover 0.8 (2 Nos) 7.3 0.8 x 2 Concrete deck

5.       20

(A.1) Yaba Roundabout

Edmund Crescent Junction 0.5 7.3 0.5 Base Course: Crushed Stone

6.       20

(A.1) Yaba Roundabout Medical Road 0.5 7.3 0.5 Base Course: Crushed Stone

7.       20

(A.1) Oyingbo-Idumota 0.3 8.4 0.3 Base Course: Crushed Stone

8.       20

(A.1) Oyingbo – Bus stop Complex 0.3 8.4 0.3 Base Course: Crushed Stone

9.       20

(A.1) Yaba Roundabout Maryland 6.1 12.7.1 6.1 Base Course: Crushed Stone

10.     20

(A.1) Maryland – Ojota 3 7.3 3 Base Course: Crushed Stone

11.     20

(A.1) Ojota Ramp 1 7.3 1 Base Course: Crushed Stone

12      20

(A.1) Alaro Underpass 66.0 1 Base Course: Crushed Stone

13.     (A.1) Itoikin-Ikosi 10 7.3 10 Base Course: Laterite

14.     (A.1) Apapa Road-Costain Roundabout 5.6 7.9,0 5.6 Base Course: Crushed Stone

15.     (A.1) Costain Roundabout Wharf Service Road I 3 9.7 3 Base-Course: Soil Cement

16.     (A.1) Costain Roundabout Wharf Service Road II 3 9.0 3 Base Course: Crushed Stone

17.     (A.1-1) Malu Road, Kirikiri 4.5 – 4.5 Base Course: Soil Cement

18.     (A1-2) Apongbon Alaka 4.2 9.0 4.2 Concrete Deck

19.     20

(A1-2) Apongbon Ramp 0.62 6.46 0.62 Concrete Deck

20.     20

(A1-2) Ijora Ramp 1.44 6.46 1.44 Concrete Deck

21.     20

(A1-2) Costain Ramp 0.42 6.46 0.42 Concrete Deck

22.     10

(A.5) Mosalashi-Ikeja 8.1,0 9.5 x 2 8.1,0 Base Course: Crushed Stone

23.     10

(A.5) Ikeja Ilo (New Rd.) 16.1,0 9.5 x 2 16.1,0 Base Course: Crushed Stone

24.     10

(A.5) Ikeja Ilo (New Rd.) 10.1 9.5 x 2 16.1 Base Course: Crushed Stone

25.     10 Ikeja-Agege (Old Road) 7.5 9.2 7.5

Base Course: Crushed Stone

26.     10

(A.5) Yaba Roundabout Oyingbo- 4.3 8.8 4.3 (Murtala Mohammed Way)

Base Course: Crushed Stone

27.     (A.151) Ijora Causeway-Iddo 3 7.9 3

Base Course: Crushed Stone on sand filling

28. (i)          Iddo Service Rd.

      (ii)         Iddo Service Rd.

      (iii)        Iddo Ramp 1

0.6 9.5

1.6 1.0 0.6

29.     20 (A152) Maryland-Ikeja 5.2 7.4 x 2 5.2 Base Course: Crushed Stone

30.     F.264 Inner Ring Rd. Complex 12.25 7.3 12.25

Concrete Deck

31.     F.264 New Marina

(Lagoon) 2.5 11 2.5 Soil Cement: Stabilization

Base Course: Crushed Stone

32.     F.264 2nd Osborne-Fed Secretariat Ramp 0.4 7.3 0.4

Base Course: Crushed Stone

33.     F.264 Fed. Secretariat Ramp 3rd M/land 0.9 7.3 0.9 Bridge Junction

Base Course: Crushed Stone

34.     F.264 Carter Bridge/3rd Mainland Junct. 0.6 7.3 0.6 Isale Eko H/School

Base Course: Crushed Stone

35.     F.264 Isale Eko High Sch. Marina/ 0.9 22 0.9 Carter Bridge Junction

Base Course: Crushed Stone

36.     F.265 New Kingsway Rd. 4.8 10.1 4.8 Base Course: Crushed Stone

37.     F.265 Kingsway/Osborne Junction 0.5 7.3 0.5 2nd Av. Osborne Junction

Base Course: Crushed Stone

38.     F.265 Falomo Roundabout 0.2 7.3 0.2 Base Course: Crushed Stone

39.     F.265 Falomo Flyover 3.2 7.3 3.2 Concrete Deck

40.     F.265 Ikoyi Road 3.4 7.3 3.4 Base Course: Crushed Stone

41.     F.265 Kingsway Rd-Falomo flyover 1.6 7.3 1.6 Base Course: Crushed Stone

42.     F.265 (I) Liverpool Roundabout-Ojota Exp. 31.8 3.6 31.8 Base Course: Crushed Stone

43.     F.265 (II) Loops & Ramp (Expressway) 4.2 7.3 4.2 Base Course: Crushed Stone

44.     F.266 Oyingbo-Yaba (H/Macaulay St.) 6 8.1 6 Base Course: Crushed Stone

45.     F.267 Moloney Roundabout National 0.4 7.3 0.4 Base Course: Crushed Stone

46.     F.268 (I) Dockyard Rd.-Wharf Dock Yard Rd. 1.9 9.7 1.9 Base Course: Sand Filling

47.     F.268 (II) Wharf Rd/Dockyard Service Road 0.4 7.3 0.4 Base Course: Sand filling

48.     F.269 Apakun-Murtala Mohammed 2.8 14.4 2.8 Airport Road

49.     F.270 (I) New Access Rd. to Lighter Terminal 2.5 7.3 2.5 Sub-base Base Course: Sand filling

Shoulder: Earth

50.     F.270 (II) Old Access Rd. from Ikorodu 3.5 7.3 3.5 Roundabout to the Lighter Terminal

51.     F.271 Obalende Flyover Old Cowry Bridge 0.7 7.3 0.7 Concrete Deck

52.     Lagoon Flyover Obalende 1.8 10.1 1.8 Concrete Deck

53.     Force Headquarters Moloney Roundabout 0.3 7.3 0.3 Base Course: Crushed Stone

54.     Stadium Flyover (2 Nos.) 0.6 7.3 0.6 Concrete Deck

55.     Ojuelegba Flyover (2 Nos.) 0.6 7.3 0.6 Concrete Deck

56.     Cable Ramp (Net) 0.5 7.3 0.5 Concrete Deck

57.     Gottschalk Ramp 0.3 7.3 0.3 Concrete Deck

58.     Apongbon Flyover New 0.8 7.3 0.8 Concrete Deck

59.     Marina Awolowo Ramps (3 Nos.) 1.8 7.3 1.8 Base Course: Crushed Stone

60.     3rd Mainland Bridge (Adekunle-Idumagbo 3.5 10.1 3.5 Junction Concrete Deck

61.     Odunlami Ramp 0.5 7.3 0.5 Concrete Deck

62.     Idumagbo Interchange 1.8 7.3 1.8 Concrete Deck

63.     Presidential Route: Keffi, Ribadu, Okotie- 10 7.3 10 Eboh Road, Awolowo Road, Onikan Road,

Tafawa Balewa Square, McCarthy

Base Course: Crushed Stone

64.     LUTH Access Road Apapa Wharf 1.1 7.3 1.1 Base Course: Crushed Stone

65.     Genesis Hotel-Kirikiri Road 2 14.6 2 Base Course: Crushed Stone

66.     Liverpool Roundabout through Creek Road 3.5 7.3 3.5 Base Course: Crushed Stone

67.     Liverpool Service Roads 0.7 6.7 0.7 Base Course: Crushed Stone

68.     Kirikiri Approach Roads. 2 7.3 2

69.     Malu Rd, Kirikiri via Bale Street 9.3 7.3 9.3 Base Course: Crushed Stone

70.     Carter Bridge Access 0.82 14.4 0.82 Base Course: Crushed Stone

71.     Oyingbo-Herbert Macaulay Access 1.3 7.3 1.3 Base Course: Crushed Stone

72.     Herbert Macaulay Access 0.6 7.3 0.6 Base Course: Crushed Stone

73.     Marina/Carter Bridge Junction- under 0.3 18.3 0.3 Carter Bridge Base Course: Crushed Stone

Sub-Total: Trunk Route Secondary Route 365.66 73.00

PROPOSED LIST OF DECLARED ROADS

S/N    Route/ Location               Description (KM)                                Total Length (M)

C-Way Width Type of Surface KM Remarks (A/C) (S/D) Earth STATE

C-Way Width Type of surface KM Remarks (A/C) (S/D) Earth

STATE

1.       Ifako/ijaiye Agege Agege by pass                                             2.1     1.8

2.       Aliko Street/Ijaiye Street

3.       Ifako/Agege College Road/Yaya Abatan Street

4.       Ilaiye Road                                                                               5.5     10

5.       Ifako/Agege Iju Road                                                               5.3     10

6.       Ipaja New Road                                                                        1.6     10

7.       Ogba Road 2.5                                                                         7.5

8.       Oko Oba Road                                                                          1.7     10

9.       Ifako Thomas Salako Street

10.     Wempco Road

11.     Alimosho –Ejigbo Road

12.     Idimu Road

13.     Ijegun Road

14.     Ikotun –LASU Road

15.     Ikotun Road

16.     Apapa/Ajeromi Ifelodun Akintoye Street

17.     Apapa Road

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