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Lagos State Government to Replace “Danfos” With AC Buses & Teach Transport Operators Behavioural Etiquette



DanfoThe Lagos State Government has announced plans to rebrand the transportation system in the state.

According to PUNCH, the state Commissioner for Transportation, Dr. Dayo Mobereola, made the announcement during the 2016 annual ministerial press briefing in Alausa, Ikeja, saying that the initiative would involve replacing the mini-buses, popularly called Danfo”, with high-capacity buses.

Mobereola said that the state government would introduce commuter protection number plates and body tags on buses to show their routes and enforce colour uniformity on all public transport systems in the state.

“Lagos State motor parks would be restructured in such a way that alcohol and illicit substances would not be there. We are going to teach transport operators in the state behavioural etiquette and how to talk to commuters,” he said

He also said the state government would introduce commuter protection number plates and body tags on buses to show their routes and enforce colour uniformity on all public transport systems in the state.

According to him, the transformation arrangement which will cover the taxi scheme, rail and water transport systems, is aimed at having a public transport system that supports its megacity status where tendencies for violence are curbed, while drivers and conductors are retrained and registered.

He said that arrangements were almost concluded to phase out the 14-seater commuter buses being used by commercial drivers and replace them with 30-seater buses with air conditioners. He also hinted about plans to enforce the use of approved uniforms for commercial drivers and conductors.

According to the commissioner, the “new vista of professionalism and identity anchored on unique number/dress code” would be implemented by the next quarter.

He also said that the state government is planning to restructure motor parks in the state and introduce holistic ticketing system, through which people could download from the Internet and use for any mode of transport in the state without any hitch.


  1. shield

    May 23, 2016 at 12:38 pm

    And let the church say Amen?

  2. bodunade

    May 23, 2016 at 12:41 pm

    Knew this was going to happen. Fantastic idea, should reduce the Menace of ‘one chance’ and kidnappers. Lagos will be a much saner place with all these in place.
    I have a few questions though, what’s the difference between our BRT buses now and the Molues of old? None. The Brt has been abandoned and as usual we get another white elephant project. Best way to loot public funds.
    A few years from now we start all over again.

    • jhennique

      May 24, 2016 at 8:39 am

      Like seriously? You havnt seen the rebranded BRT system??? Those old buses you see have phased out and given to public transport drivers.

      The new BRT system is perfect. Please don’t fault it if you havnt experienced it

  3. LWKMD ?

    May 23, 2016 at 12:45 pm

    Behavioral etiquette for danfo drivers! LWKMD. 1 shance things!

  4. Tunmi

    May 23, 2016 at 12:56 pm

    Please let the new buses be the same color. At this point, a crowd of Danfo buses are iconic to Lagos

  5. Basics first

    May 23, 2016 at 1:15 pm

    Maybe get them to learn basic traffic rules first and actually get them to pass driving tests.
    Oh and the public is going to destroy those buses in no time at all, please teach them social etiquette as well.

  6. jessy

    May 23, 2016 at 1:31 pm

    With our ZERO maintenance culture, this is another “BRT” project. Every 8 years we spend huge sum of money doing the same project. Ok

  7. Desua

    May 23, 2016 at 3:31 pm

    Ambode is working, the ministry is moving to its permanent site. Sombori shout halleluyah!

  8. Prince

    May 23, 2016 at 3:54 pm

    This is so interesting o. One of the major wahala citizens face is transportation. If we can have a well organized and modernised way like this, I’m sure people will rejoice.

  9. coke

    May 23, 2016 at 4:05 pm

    how soon please, we really cant wait

  10. Babycakes

    May 23, 2016 at 5:38 pm

    Sorry, but what happens to the bus drivers and conductors? is the govt going to collect their old buses and give them the new ones fr dash or wt?

  11. ceetoo

    May 23, 2016 at 6:46 pm

    What happened to the water ways? This is just more vehicle to the already congested roads. more traffic… Lagos use your water body…. use it ooooooooo

  12. Honeycrown

    May 23, 2016 at 8:46 pm

    They should have added cameras too; in the buses and bus stops. Most people act better when they know they’re been watched.

  13. Dunmininu

    May 24, 2016 at 10:52 pm

    Can’t wait to enjoy these things. Those bus drivers and conductors really need to learn etiquettes. Awon oni paraga ti rogo

  14. Chibuike

    May 25, 2016 at 8:32 am

    Those touts would never give up their danfo. and the internet ticket thing won’t work out. so you go download the ticket come enter their bus free. STORY FOR THE gODS

    • Bugu

      May 25, 2016 at 2:10 pm

      SO PESSIMISTIC! Typical of Nigerians…

  15. Luther-King

    May 25, 2016 at 11:38 pm

    I think the drivers should also work in shifts – day and night shifts. This will further help in reducing the number of buses on the road, thus easing traffic as well.

  16. john

    February 10, 2017 at 7:25 pm

    what to the bus owner as some are owned by people as their business? This govt is insensitive.

  17. Bello Abdulsalam Ajadi

    February 15, 2017 at 4:12 pm

    I love these idea of LAGOS state, I can’t wait to enjoy it but I wish to be one of de driver

  18. Bello Abdulsalam Ajadi

    February 15, 2017 at 4:18 pm

    How can I become one of the drivers

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