Gov Babajide Sanwo-Olu of Lagos has reiterated that the state does not intend to scrap the popular Lagos Yellow buses “Danfo” as it was earlier reported but rather the state was working to remodel them so as to meet modern standards.
Recall that a couple of months back it was reported that the state Commissioner for Transportation, Frederick Oladeinde, had said that the popular Yellow buses no longer have a place in the transportation master plan of the state, insinuating thoughts that the Danfo buses would soon be scrapped by the Babajide Sanwo-Olu administration.
However, the Governor of Lagos State has debunked this notion. He did so while on Channels TV over the weekend, he noted that the Danfo buses have served Lagosians for a very long time and have even become part of the stripe and logo of the state. So it would rather be unfair to scrap them, rather the state is working to remodel them for a more contemporary Lagos state transportation system.
“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.
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.” the governor said
On the mass transit buses that were destroyed during the #EndSARS protest in October 2020, Governor Sanwo-Olu said the state government is currently working with a local bus manufacturing company to replace the burnt ones. 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.
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.”
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