Bye Bye Danfo – Lagos to Phase Out Yellow Buses in 2017Bye Bye Danfo - Lagos to Phase Out Yellow Buses in 2017

Bye Bye Danfo – Lagos to Phase Out Yellow Buses in 2017

Governor, Akinwunmi Ambode of Lagos State said on Monday that plans to remove yellow buses with two black stripes, aka Danfo from Lagos roads have kic

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Governor, Akinwunmi Ambode of Lagos State said on Monday that plans to remove yellow buses with two black stripes, aka Danfo from Lagos roads have kicked off.

This will make way for a more efficient, well-structured and world-class mass transport system which would ease movement within Lagos.

Ambode said his administration had finished work on a comprehensive environmental sanitation policy to the city clean without any extra tax burden on Lagosians.

Speaking at the 14th annual lecture of the Centre for Values in Leadership (CVL) themed  ‘Living Well Together, Tomorrow: The Challenge of Africa’s Future Cities’ at the Muson Centre in Onikan Ambode agreed that the Danfo transport system in Lagos was unacceptable and does not befit a megacity and that a well-structured transport mode is long overdue, Ambode said.

 

 “When I wake up in the morning and see all the yellow buses, okadas (motorcycles) and all kinds of tricycles, I feel that the claim that we are a megacity is not true. We must acknowledge that it is a faulty connectivity that we are running.We have to look for a 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.” – Governor Ambode

 

Ambode also stated that the number one aim of his administration is to grow Lagos economy from fifth to the third largest economy in Africa.

Here are other key quotes from the event:

 

The idea behind the formation of the group was to get young people to appreciate early that leadership was all about service to the people – Prof. Pat Utomi, CVL founder and development expert

 

Nigeria’s population by 2050 would have tripled, adding that it was important for the country to start planning for liveable cities. – Liyel Imoke, Chairman on occasion and former Governor of Cross River State

 

Nigeria should start building its cities, with recourse to the population projection of the nation by 2050. – Prof. Paul Collier, Director of Centre for African Economies, Oxford University and the keynote speaker

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