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Lagos to procure smaller buses to replace Okada, rolls out additional 600 buses

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Akin Olayemi
Deputy Governor of Lagos State, Dr. Obafemi Hamzat, has announced the rolling out of additional 600 Lagos Bus Service to reduce the stress of commuters on Lagos roads.

According to the Deputy Governor, the buses which were ordered by the State government arrived Apapa ports to be cleared and deployed for mass transit.

Hamzat disclosed this on a special virtual dialogue show, CovInspiration organised by a British Council Global Changemaker, Dayo Israel as part of activities marking the first year anniversary of the administration of Babajide Sanwo-Olu in Lagos state.

He hinted that some of the buses would be deployed to Oshodi-Abule-Egba corridor and would commence operation in July to reduce travel time in the state.

“We have about 600 buses at the port, thankfully the necessary duties have been paid for onward clearance and very soon, they will be deployed for public use in Lagos”, Hamzat said.

Apart from the LBS buses, the deputy governor hinted that hundreds of smaller buses would also be procured soon by the government to serve as a substitute for commercial motorcycle operators popularly called Okada riders in the state.

“We are also procuring smaller buses to move people within the state as a replacement for Okada that was banned. We hope that we can assembly these buses in the state to reduce unemployment. These buses will help take people to their houses in the state.”

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