Ambode Insists Danfo Must Go
Lagos State Governor Akinwunmi Ambode seems not to be a fan of Yellow buses popularly known as Danfo.
The governor has reiterated that the proposed ban on the commercial buses will still take effect.
He said a mega city state like Lagos deserves a better means of transportation.
The governor allayed fears that plans to phase out Danfo buses would lead to massive job losses, saying that it would instead create more jobs in the transportation sector.
The governor, who spoke at the May Day Rally held at the Agege Stadium, in Agege, Lagos to commemorate the 2017 Workers Day Celebration, said the Bus Reform Initiative, aimed at introducing over 5,000 air-conditioned buses to replace the Danfo buses would open a new vista of opportunities, while also redefining the means of road transportation in the State.
Responding to the fears raised by the Chairman of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC), Lagos Council, Comrade Idowu Adelakun and his Trade Union Congress (TUC) counterpart, Comrade Francis Ogunremi on the implications of the initiative to drivers, conductors, mechanics and other artisans, Ambode assured that it would benefit all Lagosians in the long run.