Lagos State Denies Plans To Ban Danfo Buses, Clarifies Position
Lagos State Ministry of Transport has denied plans to ban danfo buses from operating in the state.
The government disclosed that there were no plans to ban yellow buses otherwise known as “Danfo” but to upgrade them to international standard.
Mr Lanrewaju Elegushi, acting Commissioner for Transport, made the disclosure on Tuesday at a stakeholder’s forum to deliberate on how to improve the transport system in the state.
He stated that the plan of the government was to restructure the transportation system in the state to international standard.
Mr Olanrewaju 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.”
Mr. Elegushi also said the government had also embarked on building of standard bus terminus in various locations across the state, to standardise the transport system.
Lagos State Says No Plans To Ban Danfo Buses
The acting commissioner appealed to the stakeholders to make judicious use of the new bus terminal at TBS.
Speaking on behalf of stakeholders, Chairman, National Union of Road Transport Workers (NURTW), Idumota branch, Mr Kunle Azeez, commended the government for building a 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.
Mr. Azeez said:
“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.”
Gov. Akinwunmi Ambode had on the 6th of February announced that the government had plans to restructure the operations of ‘danfo’ buses.
The governor mentioned that this was to ensure 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.