We are not banning danfo buses- Lagos State Government

​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 .

( NAN)

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