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LAGOS STATE GOVERNMENT

MINISTRY OF TRANSPORTATION

As part of the efforts geared toward transforming Lagos into Africa’s model mega city that is safe, secured and functional by the Ambode Administration, the State Government has reiterated its commitment to reenergizing transportation with the Bus Reform Initiative (BRI), a programme that targets the introduction of medium and high capacity buses.

Acting Commissioner for Transportation, Prince Anofiu Olanrewaju Elegushi who stated this in a chat with newsmen said the gesture was designed to strengthen the transport sector through the provision of 5000 medium and high capacity buses over a 3-year period.

Prince Elegushi who added that the carrying capacity of the buses to be introduced will range from 30 – 70 people added that of the 5, 000 proposed buses, 3600 will be high capacity while the balance of 1400 will be the medium capacity buses.

The Honourable Commissioner also told the journalists that the scheme will be supported by a franchise system involving stakeholders or groups who will participate by way of taking up the bus franchise in multiples of 50, 100 and 200 buses.

Elegushi reiterated that the Bus reform Initiative of the State Government is not aimed at banning yellow buses but rather a refleet scheme aimed at providing medium a high capacity buses that are able to carry larger numbers of passengers at a go. He therefore enjoined motorists and commuters to appreciate the government’s gesture and investment in the transportation sector of the State with their support for the initiative.

 

Public Affairs Unit

19th June, 2017  

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