'We No Go Gree' Lagosians protest ban of LAGBUS by government

The ban of LAGBUS operators from plying the Ikorodu Corridors by the Lagos State government has caused a serious protest by residents.

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The stranded commuters

(PM News)
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Some residents in Lagos State are not taking the ban of the LAGBUS (Red Buses) from plying the dedicated Ikorodu Road corridor by the state government lying low as they have trooped out to protest the action.

The government had, through the acting Commissioner for Transportation, Anofiu Elegushi, banned all LAGBUS buses from taking the corridor beginning from today, Monday, November 7, 2016, saying the decision was to introduce Intelligent Traffic System along the BRT corridor.

The explanation meant that all other franchises apart from the BRT (blue buses) had to relocate from the corridor.

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Eyewitnesses report that the sudden enforcement of the ban has become a nightmare for residents of Ikorodu and other parts of the route as they were stranded with no buses to convey them to their places of work owing to the fact that the red bus drivers and hoodlums shut down the BRT Lanes, hindering even the Blue buses from operating.

The protestants play

The protestants

(Femi Emmanuel)

 

The protestants

Photo Credit: Femi Emmanuel

This was said to have left people plying Ikorodu-Mile 12-Ketu-Ojota-Maryland-Oshodi routes with no means of transportation, thereby leading to the protest.

Drivers and ticketers of LAGBUS took to the highway at Majidun in Ikorodu area to protest the ban on their vehicles from plying the dedicated BRT lanes across the state with other protesters seen displaying leaves in front of the State depot for LAMATA Blue BRT buses Terminal.

The development caused heavy gridlock from Majidun to Benson bus stop with commuters complaining of the hardship they were made to go through because of the withdrawal of the buses from the route.

The protestants play

The protestants

( Femi Emmanuel)

 

The protestants

Photo Credit: Femi Emmanuel

The drivers and the ticketers have, therefore, decided to take matters into their hands, vowing to trek from Ikorodu to the State House at Alausa to press home their demand.

The protestants play

The protestants

(Femi Emmanuel)

The protestants

Photo Credit: Femi Emmanuel

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There are fears that hoodlums and the famous 'Area Boys' could take advantage of the situation to wreck havoc on the residents as they are always do.

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