Lagos state governor, Akinwunmi Ambode, says he has plans to take
commercial buses popularly known as Danfo off Lagos roads before the end
of the year.
He explained that this is to create a more efficient,
“well-structured and world class mass transportation system that would
facilitate ease of movement within the city”.
Ambode also promised that his administration would soon roll out a
comprehensive environmental sanitation policy that would make the city
clean without much burden on the people in terms of taxes.
He said this at the 14th annual lecture of the Centre for Values in
Leadership (CVL) at Muson Centre in the Onikan area of the state.
“When I wake up in the morning and see all these yellow
buses and see Okada and all kinds of tricycles and then we claim we are a
mega city, that is not true and we must first acknowledge that that is a
faulty connectivity that we are running,” he said.
“Having accepted that, we have to look for the solution and that is
why we want to banish yellow buses this year. We must address the issue
of connectivity that makes people to move around with ease and that is
where we are going.
“For instance, people going from Ikorodu to CMS have started leaving
their cars at home because the buses are very convenient and so why
can’t we do that for other places? Yes, we don’t have the money to do
that but we can go to the capital market and then improve on the
technology of collection of fares and that will encourage investors and
then the city will change.