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Oshodi danfo buses

Confusion as Ambode reverses, denies plan to ban Danfo buses in Lagos

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After making a suggestive reference that tend to mean that he will remove Yellow buses on Lagos roads towards the end of the year when his yet to be unveiled transport policy will commence, the acting Commissioner for Transport, Lanrewaju Elegushi, has disclosed that the Lagos State Ministry of Transport has no plan to ban yellow buses known as “Danfo” but to upgrade them to international standard.

The State Governor, Akinwunmi Ambode had on February 6, hinted (not from script) that the government plans to restructure the operations of ‘danfo’ buses for a an efficient, well-structured and world-class mass transport system which will come before the end of the year.

Elegushi gave the clarification during a stakeholder’s forum to deliberate on how to improve the transport system in the state, saying the plan of the government was to restructure the transportation system in the state to international standard.

In his words; “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.”

Continuing, he revealed that the government had also embarked on building of standard bus terminus in various locations across the state, to standardise the transport system. An example of the new terminus is the recently commissioned new bus terminal at TBS.


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