The Lagos State government has announced via her twitter handle on Sunday, 2nd February 2020 of plans to roll out more buses and ferries into the transport sector of the state.
This is coming as a beautiful development after the government had earlier last month banned the use of motorbikes and tricycles in six LGA’s, high ways and bridges across the state.
Bike men, tricycle owners, and some ride-hailing companies have some far complied with the directive. In fact, the government says that there has been a 90 percent compliance with the new directives given.
A proposed 65 new buses are said to have joined the already existing fleet of buses in various locations across the state with another 550 buses coming in shortly. Those on the waterways are not left out as the government plans to commission about 14 new ferries on Tuesday 4th February.
The aim of the ban is to curb traffic, reduce accidents and bring crime rates in the state down to the minimum.
So far, in some areas, citizens, both young and old have been seen walking to their various destinations or the nearest possible bus stops available.