Following the proposed ban on operations of yellow commercial buses popularly known as ‘danfo’ in metropolitan Lagos, the National Union of Road Transport Workers (NURTW), Lagos Chapter, has reacted to the announcement by the government.
The NURTW through the State Chairman of the union, Mr. Tajudeen Agbede, advised its members not to panic over the proposed move by the government.
Speaking in a recent interview with News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), Agbede said “we are still discussing with the government on the proposed ban on yellow buses, but we believe it is going to yield a positive result. The union is ready to comply with the conditions of making the state a mega city.”
He added that “we are ready to change the colour of our buses and also comply with the directive to follow the service lanes.”
Agbede also stressed that the union members are also ready to refurbish their vehicles to attain mega city standards.
You would recall that Governor Akinwunmi Ambode had on February, 6, 2017, announced the plan to stop operations of danfo buses for a more efficient, well-structured and world-class mass transport system.
Ambode said that the well-structured transport system would ease movement within the state and make Lagos cleaner without burdening the people in terms of taxes.