Primero Bus Services, operator of Bus Raid Transit, BRT, have been hospitalised
while 12 BRT buses vandalised, following attack in the early hours of Monday,
in Lagos, when miscreants and commuters protested along Ikorodu Road
against the ban of LAGBUS Asset Management, operator of the red buses from
plying the BRT, corridor along the axis. Scene of the protest by LAGBUS
The state Government, through Acting Commissioner for Transportation, Mr.
Anofiu Elegushi, at a media briefing in Alausa, Ikeja, at the weekend,
announced the ban of LAGBUS buses, from plying Ikorodu Bus Rapid Transit, BRT
corridor, saying plans have been concluded to introduce Intelligent Traffic
System along BRT corridor.
present administration led by Governor Akinwunmi Ambode to boost commuters
experience along the corridor.
LAGBUS buses would no longer be allowed to utilize the BRT corridor to load or
drop passengers. But they can use the road like other private vehicles. The
Acting Commissioner lamented that the present arrangement has constrained the
capacity of the BRT bus services to cater for the people.
charter staff buses run by LAGBUS; does not preclude access to depot along
Ikorodu road and express services are allowed with only few designated stops.
“All routes from Ikorodu hinterland will now terminate at TOS Benson bus stop
after which there will be no loading of passengers.
moved to other 14 routes identified by the Lagos State Metropolitan Transport
Master plan,” Elegushi added.
this, the state government has concluded arrangement to allocate new routes to
the operator of LAGBUS franchise.
committed to providing appropriate facilities that would provide the support to
make their operations more efficient and effective.”
yesterday, drivers and officials that sell tickets to commuters of the LABUS,
embarked on an indefinite strike, even as miscreants and other irate commuters
took the road barring BRT buses from operation as well.
commercial buses along Ikorodu Road forcing commuters to trek long distances
while, motorists were stuck in the attendant terrible traffic gridlock.
including drivers of BRT buses were wounded in the rampage and about 12 buses
were allegedly vandalised. A source at Primero headquarters in Ikorodu, who
preferred anonymity, said the injured are currently receiving treatment at
various hospitals, while the vandalised buses have been brought to the BRT
Lagos Metropolitan Area Transport Authority, LAMATA, Mr Kolawole Ojelabi,
confirmed the report, saying “The situation has been brought under control as
policemen have restored normalcy.” According to Ojelabi, further actions by the
state government would be communicated in due course.