Following the protest embarked upon by drivers and ticketers of LAGBUS as a result of the Lagos State Government’s ban on them from plying the Ikorodu Road route, eight people have been reportedly injured. The injured ones InsideMainland gathered include three drivers of Primero Buses (blue) and five other passengers who are currently receiving treatment for various injuries.
During the protest yesterday, there was chaos in Ikorodu axis with the LAGBUS staff seen displaying leaves on at the BRT bus terminal in Majidun Ikorodu. As a result, there was presence of heavy traffic gridlock from Majidun to Agric Bus Stop and other connecting roads in the axis.
It was learnt that about 20 were vandalized while some buses were prevented from working around Ikorodu bus stations during the protest.
InsideMainland gathered that the protesting staff of LAGBUS continued with their protest earlier today at Oshodi end of Lagos. Also, Bond FM reported that the protest at Oshodi has led to commuters been stranded while the rush for the few available buses continue due to the rush hour.
Also, road users were seen in numbers at Ojota Bus Stop few minutes ago with the queue for the Blue BRT buses extending to parts of the expressway.
Commenting on the development, a road user identified simply as Uche said that “the protesters need to think well to realize that they are not doing any good with their protest. The Governor or the President will not use the buses, it is we the masses which they are also part of that bear the brunt.”
You will recall that InsideMainland reported the hike in transport fares along Ikorodu Road by the yellow commercial (danfo) buses yesterday, November 7, 2016. The cost of transport from Ojota to Yaba usually charged at N150 was pushed to N300 by the yellow commercial buses while the queue for Blue BRT buses continues to increase as a result of rush by commuters at Ojota and Maryland axes of Ikorodu Road.