Thursday, October 12, 2017 was not a good day for the intending passengers of Primero Transport Limited’s BRT Buses as thousands of commuters who ply the Ikorodu-CMS route were left stranded at their various bus terminals in the early hours of the day. This came as a shock to many Lagos Mainland residents who were unaware of the intentions of the BRT bus drivers to embark on the indefinite strike action.
The strike according to a BRT driver who pleaded anonymous was as a result of the failure of Primero Transport Limited to pay the September salary of the drivers, the driver who expressed his deep displeasure added that the company makes a huge amount of money on daily basis stating that its inhumane that management will owe salary inspite of the sweat of people.
Speaking with Inside Mainland, Adenekan Solomon a stranded commuter from Agbede, Ikorodu, Lagos Mainland said “I was disappointed when I got to Agric bus stop and could not get a BRT bus to my destination at Maryland.”
Inside Mainland also gathered stranded commuters at some terminals across the state were left distressed as the alternative “danfo” commercial buses was equally scarce. Some commuters were left with no option than to beg for lifts from private car owners.
See pictures of some stranded commuters below