Following the announcement of the ban on inter-state buses plying the usually buses Ikorodu road end of Lagos and the eventual seven days ultimatum given to operators of the buses to vacate the axis, one of the popular transport companies operating in the axis, God is Good Motors (GIGM), has reacted to the development.
In a message shared with passengers who use the company’s buses, GIGM said activities at the Jibowu Terminal of the company will run as scheduled.
“Dear guests, beginning 17/09/17, all buses from our GIGM Jibowu Terminal will run 100% as scheduled,” part of the message read.
The company continued saying “times are 6:00am, 6:45am and 7:45am.”
Recall that on Wednesday, September 13, 2017, the government announced the ban of inter-state buses from plying the popular Ikorodu Road. According to the government, the move is part of the plans to ensure return of sanity and civility to roads in Lagos State.
While issuing the bus operators seven days to relocate their parks to designated inter-state motor parks at Ojodu Berger and Ojota, the government said stiff sanctions would apply to defaulters who fail to abide by the ban.
Commenting on the reason for the ban, the State Commissioner for Information and Strategy, Steve Ayorinde, said activities of the operators had not been tidy and decent despite repeated warnings. He added that the government could no longer sit and watch such to continue in the overall interest of the people.