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#Trending: Are Commercial Buses a Better Transport Option as opposed to Ride-Hailing Services?

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Following yesterday’s discussion on Twitter about whether a guy is expected to pay a lady’s transport fare when she visits him, there has been a lot of argument and several users expressly stated that commercial buses, popularly known as “Danfo” are a better option than ride-hailing services.

Another argument stemming from this one is if ride-hailing services should be classified as a public means of transportation.

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3 Comments

  1. June

    May 3, 2017 at 4:43 pm

    Lmaoo! All I can say is God help our country to actually develop a safe and reliable transportation system. Taking public transport is not bad oh ! But for thisssss Nigeriaaaa! You most likely will get off hot, have melted makeup and have your outfit ripped by something rustyyyyyyy on our trusted danfo bus?????

    • me

      May 4, 2017 at 11:33 am

      You mean, “God help LAGOS”? A lot of Nigerian cities actually have efficient public transportation. You need to visit Ilorin and see their public transport structure. Very modern and comfortable taxis (Abuja style) at a very cheap price. Mehn I wanted to cry….Abuja has been ripping me off 🙁 :(.

  2. PT4All

    May 3, 2017 at 5:59 pm

    This is the actual problem with the supply/ availability and the use of Public Transport in Lagos (Nigeria) – the mentality of the people. Whilst the provision of affordable and accessible Public Transport would help alleviate poverty, making the lives of the ‘poor’ easier, the main aim of public transport is the convenient transportation of all citizens… Public Transport is not just for the poor. This our mentality of car ownership/ usage as proof of our ”status’/’class’ needs to change.

    The government’s investment in Public Transport (however minimal/ slow/ non-existent) should be met with the acceptance and use of the public. PT investments can be very expensive, and though it is a social service, there has to be some form of faith that people will actually use the systems to recoup the investment and maximize the benefits. .

    Hopefully, the Government and private investors can continue working towards the provision of safe, affordable, accessible public transportation systems for all, and we the citizens change our mindset and actually use these improved systems- whenever they are available.

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