By James, Michael Igiri & Sodunke Omolola
Following the controversy trailing the announcement of its plan to phase out the yellow
buses popularly known as “DANFO”, Lagos State government is assuring Lagosians that its
plan is in the best interest of the Laos populace.
Commissioner for Transportation, Mr Olanrewaju Elegushi reassured Lagosians that no
stone will be left unturned to give the ease of transition from the old yellow buses to the
new ones the attention it deserves.
Responding to the questions on the operational mode of the new buses, Mr Elegushi
explained that there is a partnership between the state government, the National Union of
Road Transport Workers (NURTW), and the private sector on training of the bus drivers,
maintenance & logistics. He assured that the process will be seen less as residents will not
experience any discomfort before, after the “swap’’.
‘’The yellow buses will not fit into the plan of the state in becoming a mega city thus the
need for a change in public buses. The buses will be filled with CCTV to boost security, and
will be well maintained, modelling after the BUS RAPID TRANSPORT ‘BRT”, He said.
The project was to kick off with the marina area of the state, and ten grow gradually over a
short period of time to the rest of the metropolitan city.