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To ‘redefine Public Transportation’, Ambode Injects 820 Buses Into Lagos by phranklean: 1:59pm On Jan 10
Speaking during an extensive inspection tour of ongoing projects across the state, which lasted from morning till late in the night, Ambode said the initiative was basically designed to inject 5,000 buses, modern terminals, facilitate ease of mobility for residents and also rev up the Lagos economy, among others.

Lagos State Governor, Akinwunmi Ambode, on Wednesday said plans have been firmed up to roll out the Bus Reform Project of the state government in March with 820 high and medium capacity buses.

According to the Governor, the initiative would “redefine public transportation and make the state globally competitive".

Speaking during an extensive inspection tour of ongoing projects across the state, which lasted from morning till late in the night, Ambode said the initiative was basically designed to inject 5,000 buses, modern terminals, facilitate ease of mobility for residents and also rev up the Lagos economy, among others.

While inspecting the assembling plant at Awoyaya in Ibeju Lekki area of the state, which is also serving as the temporary holding bay for 500 out of the 820 buses, he expressed optimism that the buses would be rolled out after the elections, while the next phase of the project would be to assemble the buses in Lagos.

"This is an assembling plant. The dream is that beyond the procurement of 820 buses by government, the next set of buses in the vision should be assembled in Lagos in this assembling plant and another one in Epe,” he said.

"That is the dream and the whole project is scalable and in this scale right now, we would run with the 820; you have seen the maintenance workshops and all that, and then the next scale, which is the next phase, is for Nigerians to be able to assemble the buses in Lagos and then we create employment opportunities and also allow the GDP of Lagos to grow. The buses are ready and we think with everything we have done, we should be able to roll out these buses maybe immediately after the elections.”

Ambode explained that although the 5,000 buses would not be enough for the state, the government was showing good example and creating the conducive atmosphere to allow the private sector come in and participate in the whole arrangement.

“What has happened is that government has gone ahead to procure these buses using its funds and the buses are being owned by a government company called Lagos Bus Services Limited (LBSL). So, the LBSL will lease these buses to operators who would use the three depots at Oshodi, Anthony and Yaba to ensure that the buses are sustained and maintained properly so that they don't get wasted before their lifespan expires,” he said.

"The idea is if we are able to show good example — and we have procured these buses with our own money — the private sector can join hands with us and start to procure those additional buses that will take it to 5,000, while government can also procure more and by so doing, we would have had assembling plant in Lagos and create job opportunities for our people.

"By the time you put these buses on the road, it will create jobs for drivers, engineers, technicians, and so on, thereby growing the economy of Lagos coming from the transport sector in addition to 100 bus stops being constructed simultaneously across the State with attendant positive impact on the economy. So, the idea is: create jobs, grow the economy, make the city globally competitive and then make life comfortable for the people."
The 820 buses, which have already been delivered, are equipped with cameras, USB point, internet, television, and special spaces for physically challenged, pregnant women and the aged, among others.

Sources: http://saharareporters.com/2019/01/10/%E2%80%98redefine-public-transportation%E2%80%99-ambode-injects-820-buses-lagos

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Re: To ‘redefine Public Transportation’, Ambode Injects 820 Buses Into Lagos by theenchanter: 2:04pm On Jan 10
Nice....

the danfos are pain in d a**, if u get my point. wink

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Re: To ‘redefine Public Transportation’, Ambode Injects 820 Buses Into Lagos by BuhariAdvocate: 2:14pm On Jan 10
Good development.

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Re: To ‘redefine Public Transportation’, Ambode Injects 820 Buses Into Lagos by unitysheart(m): 2:25pm On Jan 10
Man yi na correct man. He no allow wetin do am stop am from doing good to others.

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Re: To ‘redefine Public Transportation’, Ambode Injects 820 Buses Into Lagos by anishe(m): 2:25pm On Jan 10
Nice move

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Re: To ‘redefine Public Transportation’, Ambode Injects 820 Buses Into Lagos by ismail64(m): 2:25pm On Jan 10
Positive development.

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Re: To ‘redefine Public Transportation’, Ambode Injects 820 Buses Into Lagos by Braze9(m): 2:25pm On Jan 10
Well-done

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Re: To ‘redefine Public Transportation’, Ambode Injects 820 Buses Into Lagos by Frankbaro(m): 2:25pm On Jan 10
If only they can get rid of d danfo nuisance, and reorganise Lagos transport system, then it will be worth it.

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Re: To ‘redefine Public Transportation’, Ambode Injects 820 Buses Into Lagos by Magnifico2000: 2:25pm On Jan 10
Let's see what sanwo olu will do with this.

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Re: To ‘redefine Public Transportation’, Ambode Injects 820 Buses Into Lagos by imurboss: 2:25pm On Jan 10
A welcome development

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Re: To ‘redefine Public Transportation’, Ambode Injects 820 Buses Into Lagos by SouthWestBlood(m): 2:25pm On Jan 10
What will happen to the danfo drivers? I hope they'll employ them. If there is no plan for them, there is going to be another brouhaha out there.

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Re: To ‘redefine Public Transportation’, Ambode Injects 820 Buses Into Lagos by netsurfer01(m): 2:26pm On Jan 10
Nice to see that Ambode is still working grin

How Much Do Lastma Officers Earn?

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Re: To ‘redefine Public Transportation’, Ambode Injects 820 Buses Into Lagos by habex005(m): 2:26pm On Jan 10
ok....
thanks for this mr governor now u can go and rest

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Re: To ‘redefine Public Transportation’, Ambode Injects 820 Buses Into Lagos by sassysure: 2:27pm On Jan 10
As if it will be maintained.
Anyway, whoever handles the contract has been settled.
Governance in Nigeria is very ridiculous.
Re: To ‘redefine Public Transportation’, Ambode Injects 820 Buses Into Lagos by geesilver(m): 2:28pm On Jan 10
lagos lead others follow

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Re: To ‘redefine Public Transportation’, Ambode Injects 820 Buses Into Lagos by Pavore9: 2:29pm On Jan 10
Nice one though our maintenance culture is an issue.

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Re: To ‘redefine Public Transportation’, Ambode Injects 820 Buses Into Lagos by vingeophysicist(m): 2:31pm On Jan 10
injecting public buses with no good road to ply on. God, why....... Our leaders are mad but they have nobody to tell them.

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Re: To ‘redefine Public Transportation’, Ambode Injects 820 Buses Into Lagos by helinues: 2:33pm On Jan 10
Good one

Hope new constructed roads are available to avoid traffics
Re: To ‘redefine Public Transportation’, Ambode Injects 820 Buses Into Lagos by KwoiZabo(m): 2:34pm On Jan 10
& which road will it pass?
Re: To ‘redefine Public Transportation’, Ambode Injects 820 Buses Into Lagos by helinues: 2:35pm On Jan 10
sassysure:
As if it will be maintained.
Anyway, whoever handles the contract has been settled.
Governance in Nigeria is very ridiculous.


Hian

Re: To ‘redefine Public Transportation’, Ambode Injects 820 Buses Into Lagos by assyn(m): 2:35pm On Jan 10
Although it is a positive effort, we really need to focus on the railway sector in Lagos & Nigeria..instead of further congesting the roads with more buses.

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Re: To ‘redefine Public Transportation’, Ambode Injects 820 Buses Into Lagos by Oceannaagent: 2:36pm On Jan 10
Nice one
Re: To ‘redefine Public Transportation’, Ambode Injects 820 Buses Into Lagos by bambamguy: 2:37pm On Jan 10
when all parts of lagos are so dirty
Re: To ‘redefine Public Transportation’, Ambode Injects 820 Buses Into Lagos by Pharoh: 2:37pm On Jan 10
These buses doesn't look like passenger but inter city kind of buses.

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Re: To ‘redefine Public Transportation’, Ambode Injects 820 Buses Into Lagos by Oceannaagent: 2:37pm On Jan 10
assyn:
Although it is a positive effort, we really need to focus on the railway sector in Lagos & Nigeria..instead of further congesting the roads with more buses.
The road really need to be decongested
Re: To ‘redefine Public Transportation’, Ambode Injects 820 Buses Into Lagos by Icepresh(m): 2:38pm On Jan 10
Just as fashola brought in BRT to fetch him more money, after he was done as the governor of lagos state.
Ambode is doing the same thing
Re: To ‘redefine Public Transportation’, Ambode Injects 820 Buses Into Lagos by eluquenson(m): 2:39pm On Jan 10
Good job
Re: To ‘redefine Public Transportation’, Ambode Injects 820 Buses Into Lagos by Dee60: 2:40pm On Jan 10
How I wish some other states will follow these steps so we can spread development around the country and avoid over-congestion of Lagos and a few others!
Re: To ‘redefine Public Transportation’, Ambode Injects 820 Buses Into Lagos by obi58: 2:40pm On Jan 10
Elections don dey come.

Till now dem never open the ultramodern bus terminal dem shutdown Lagos to launch.

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Re: To ‘redefine Public Transportation’, Ambode Injects 820 Buses Into Lagos by Outreachms: 2:40pm On Jan 10
Seriously? is this what will curb traffic gridlocks on Lagos roads?
Re: To ‘redefine Public Transportation’, Ambode Injects 820 Buses Into Lagos by Blackfire(m): 2:41pm On Jan 10
Lame duck

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