There was jubilation among commuters and residents alike at Fadeyi Bus stop on the usually busy Ikorodu Road yesterday, May 16, 2017, after a woman on board a Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) was delivered of a baby boy on the BRT corridor.
In a video which surfaced online moments after the delivery, the baby was being carried off the BRT bus by a paramedic attached to the Lagos Ambulance Service into a waiting ambulance.
The mother was then led out of the BRT into the Ambulance as the waiting crowd cheered and suggested names for the newborn.
It was gathered that the woman became restless shortly after boarding the bus and soon went into labour. She was delivered of the baby with assistance of passengers in the bus who then made calls to paramedics.
Meanwhile, Mainlanders have continued to heap praises on the prompt response of the paramedics and how they showed adequate care to mother and child.
A Twitter user, Adelakun said that “it’s amazing how paramedics showed a woman with much love and attention when needed. Lagos is working.”
Another user, Tomisin said “rejoicing with those that rejoice. Most Nigerians are loving people.”
This is not the first time a woman would deliver on board BRT buses in Lagos. In 2016, a woman was delivered of a baby along Irawo on Ikorodu by passengers before she was taken to the hospital for medical care.