remove yellow buses popularly known as Danfo from Lagos roads for a
world class mass transportation system that would facilitate ease of
movement within the city.
Speaking at the 14th Annual Lecture of the Centre for Values in
Leadership (CVL) held at Muson Centre in Onikan with the theme: “Living
Well Together, Tomorrow: The Challenge Of Africa’s Future Cities,”
Governor Ambode admitted that the present connectivity mode in Lagos was
not acceptable and befitting for a mega city, and as such a
well-structured transportation mode would soon be put in place to
address the challenge.
“When I wake up in the morning and see all these yellow buses and see
Okada and all kinds of tricycles and then we claim we are a mega city,
that is not true and we must first acknowledge that that is a faulty
connectivity that we are running.
“Having accepted that, we have to look for the solution and that is why
we want to banish yellow buses this year. We must address the issue of
connectivity that makes people to move around with ease and that is
where we are going.
“For instance, people going from Ikorodu to CMS have started leaving
their cars at home because the buses are very convenient and so why
can’t we do that for other places? Yes, we don’t have the money to do
that but we can go to the capital market and then improve on the
technology of collection of fares and that will encourage investors and
then the city will change,” Governor Ambode said.