In line with the intense infrastructural investment within the city, Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, says his administration will not scrap the yellow buses popularly known as ‘Danfo’, but remodel them to meet modern standards.
In February, Frederick Oladeinde, commissioner for transportation, had said the yellow buses do not have a place in the transportation master plan of the state.
Sanwo-Olu said “it will be unfair” to scrap ‘danfos’, adding that they have served Lagos residents for a long time.
“It will be unfair for us. These are important stakeholders. They served our citizens. They served Lagosians for a long time. It became the print of Lagos, the yellow buses,” he said.
However, he was speaking when he featured on a Channels Television programme on Sunday.
“Let’s be very creative. Let’s see how we can remodel them without scrapping them out. We are collaborating with them. You know that our citizens now deserve newer models of cars.”
‘City Buses To Be Replaced Locally’
Meanwhile, the governor said the state has signed an agreement with a local bus manufacturing company to replace buses burnt during the #EndSARS protest.
He said although the buses were insured, the insurance did not cover “unforeseen circumstances”.
“Absolutely, we are trying to replenish them, we have started the compensation and the interesting thing is that we are working with a local bus manufacturing company,” he said.
“And it is going to come almost with the same specifications of the ones that were unfortunately destroyed so that Lagosians can have the same feel of the buses.
“They were insured. Insurance will never cover you 100 percent.” AndFollow us on social media