No plan to ban Danfo buses – LASG
Lagos State Ministry of Transport has no plan to ban yellow buses known as “ Danfo ” but to upgrade them to international standard , the acting Commissioner for Transport , Mr Lanrewaju Elegushi , has disclosed .
Elegushi made the disclosure in Lagos on Tuesday during a stakeholder ’ s forum to deliberate on how to improve the transport system in the state .
He said that the plan of the government was to restructure the transportation system in the state to international standard.
He said , “ What we are planning is to restructure the transportation system in the state to meet international standard.
“ That is why we organised this forum to seek the contributions of the people involved at the new Bus Terminal at Tafawa Balewa Square .
“ We are changing the face of the transport system in Lagos state with fully air condition buses, charging port, CCTV and other infrastructure for the benefit of commuters . ”
Elegushi said the government had also embarked on the building of standard bus terminus in various locations across the state , to standardise the transport system .
The acting commissioner appealed to the stakeholders to make judicious use of the new bus terminal at TBS .
In his remarks , Mr Kunle Azeez , the Chairman , National Union of Road Transport Workers , Idumota branch , commended the government for building befitting bus terminal for members of the union .
He assured the government that members of the union would obey rules and regulations and ensure proper maintenance of the terminal .
“ We appreciate the government for carrying us along in its development plan .
“ I am sure that our members will not let the government down in its plan to make the state a Mega City , ” he added .
On February 6 , Governor Akinwunmi Ambode announced that the government plans to restructure the operations of ‘ danfo ’ buses for an efficient , well – structured and world -class mass transport system .
According to the governor, a well -structured transport system will ease movement within the state and make Lagos cleaner .