I’ll ban ‘Danfo’ before end of this year - Governor Ambode | Nigeria News Today. Your online Nigerian Newspaper

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Akinwunmi Ambode, governor of Lagos state, says he has plans to take commercial buses popularly known as Danfo off Lagos roads before the end of the year.


He explained that this is to create a more efficient, “well-structured and world class mass transportation system that would facilitate ease of movement within the city”.

Ambode also promised that his administration would soon roll out a comprehensive environmental sanitation policy that would make the city clean without much burden on the people in terms of taxes.

He said this at the 14th annual lecture of the Centre for Values in Leadership (CVL) at Muson Centre in the Onikan area of the state.

“When I wake up in the morning and see all these yellow buses and see Okada and all kinds of tricycles and then we claim we are a mega city, that is not true and we must first acknowledge that that is a faulty connectivity that we are running,” he said.

“Having accepted that, we have to look for the solution and that is why we want to banish yellow buses this year. We must address the issue of connectivity that makes people to move around with ease and that is where we are going.

“For instance, people going from Ikorodu to CMS have started leaving their cars at home because the buses are very convenient and so why can’t we do that for other places? Yes, we don’t have the money to do that but we can go to the capital market and then improve on the technology of collection of fares and that will encourage investors and then the city will change.”

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  1. Ambode, lagos is working. Center of excellence, others follow.

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  2. while it is desirable to rid the roads of this poor quality means of transportation, they are quite affordable to most people. Any replacement should also please please and please not be beyond the reach of the people.

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  3. Then you put your convoys on the road to convey commuters to their destinations? Have you seen crowds waiting for brt? You can't accomplish this fit. It's beyond your reach.

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