1 March 2017
The Lagos State Government has said yellow buses (Danfo) will be replaced by buses with Closed Circuit Television (CCTV) cameras.
This was disclosed by the acting Commissioner for Transportation, Anofiu Elegushi, at the inauguration of the newly upgraded Tafawa Balewa Square Bus Terminal on Tuesday in Lagos Island.
Elegushi said the government does not plan to take jobs out of the hands of commercial bus drivers but there are plans to construct bus terminals across the state.
“Most of the yellow buses have been in use for over 20 years. So, it is not convenient anymore for passengers.
“What we are trying to do is to bring new buses that will have CCTV cameras, phone charging points and other facilities. The yellow buses drivers are still going to be the CCTV bus drivers.
“We are also working on a financial model that we will use to transfer the vehicles to the operators,” he said.
Elegushi added that the government was keen on changing the face of transport by upgrading transport facilities.
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