Lagos Government Announces Plans To Phase Out Yellow ‘Danfo’ Buses, Reveals Why

February 5, 2021
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Lagos State Government says it plans to phase out yellow buses popularly known as ‘Danfo’ because the are not conducive for a mega city.

Lagos Government Announces Plans To Phase Out Yellow 'Danfo' Buses, Reveals Why 1

The Commissioner for Transportation, Dr Frederic Oladeinde, who disclosed this during a virtual forum on Thursday, said that the yellow busses would be replaced by blue buses in accordance with its transportation masterplan of the state.

Speaking at the virtual forum titled ‘Transport and traffic conference’, Oladeinde said:

“We are reforming the bus sector and over time, Lagos will phase out the yellow buses because the yellow buses are not conducive for a mega city like Lagos. That is why we are coming with blue buses you see around.

“We are inviting the private sector to participate in the provision of public transport services. We are also deploying technology just to ensure that we can up our game in terms of efficiency.”

Commenting on the Apapa gridlock, the commissioner said the government was committed to ending the traffic menace by committing hectares of land in Iganmu and Ogun as transit truck parks while relying on the Eto app which would be deployed on February 27.

“Lagos State in collaboration with the Nigerian Ports Authority invited a concessionaire and that concessionaire developed an Eto app that will be deployed February 27.

“Lagos State has committed 31 hectares of land in Iganmu called the Bola Ahmed Tinubu Truck Park to complement what is at Lilypond and we are talking to the Ogun State Government to secure a land in Ogere.”

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