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“It will promote and elevate our jobs” – President of the Bus Conductors Association of Nigeria urges the Government to Proceed with New Policy for Danfo Buses



The National President of the Bus Conductors Association of Nigeria (BCAN), Israel Adeshola, said on Thursday in Lagos that the proposed ban of yellow buses by the Lagos State Government would have a positive impact on conductor’s job in the state.

He said:

The ban is going to have positive impacts on our members; it will promote and elevate our jobs. Members of the society have already categorised conductors as touts and illiterates.

But with the new government policy on the transportation system, people will have to get approval from political leaders and traditional rulers before becoming conductors in Lagos State.

There is no way the government can take such decision and sideline over 6000 registered members of BCAN in the state.

I am sure we are not going to be marginalised in the upcoming system, we are going to be involved in making Lagos a Mega City.

Adeshola also stated that the association would soon introduce uniforms with tag and identification numbers for easy identification of every conductor in the state and acknowledging the vitality of a conductor’s job in the transportation sector.

He said,

We have embarked on sensitisations and training of our members, things cannot continue like this forever.

You have to upgrade yourself and prepare for opportunities, we are planning to improve our services and assure passengers that we are reliable and responsible people.”

Lagos State Governor Akinwunmi Ambode had on February 6 announced a plan to stop operations of yellow commercial buses popularly known as ‘danfo’ for a more efficient, well-structured and world-class mass transport system.

Ambode said that the well-structured transport system would ease movement within the state and make Lagos cleaner, as well as lessen taxes on the people.

Source: TODAY.NG


  1. nunulicious

    February 24, 2017 at 3:26 am

    This is either an incredible example of stakeholder management process or the manifestation of notes exchange. Wawu! Time would soon tell, we dey here dey look…

  2. Prince

    February 24, 2017 at 11:54 am

    Conductors too get association. Nigeria!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


    February 24, 2017 at 2:39 pm

    Governor Akinwunmi Ambode should cease and desist from eliminating the Danfo mode of transportation in Lagos State. Certain things I want the Governor to understand. ,Government should create an atmosphere for competition to thrive in all businesses. Eliminating Danfo mode of transportation in Lagos State amount to killing competition period. Lagos State government needs to avoid crowning losers and winners when it comes to business deals. Making Sweetheart deals. Must be avoided at all levels of our government. Transparency must be the order of the day. We as Lagos State Citizens hereby demand from our Governor Akinwunmi Ambode to please make available agreements pertaining to the elimination of Danfo buses and it’s replacement. Should the state government refused to do so. This will result in a Legal action. A word is enough for the wise. I’m just saying.

    • Ovadje

      March 1, 2017 at 5:24 am

      @GANNY, competition and a race to the bottom are two different concepts.. Danfos represent the latter…

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