Lagos State to replace Okada with ‘last-mile buses’

Babajide Sanwo-Olu, governor of Lagos, has announced that the state will launch “last mile buses” next week to serve as alternatives to commercial motorcycles, popularly known as okada.

The buses are expected to serve as an alternative means to get into streets that cannot be readily accessed by the Bus Rapid Transport (BRT) system.

Lagos State Governor speaking during a stakeholders’ meeting on security in Lagos on Monday envisaged deploying over 500 of buses to alleviate the pain associated with the restriction of motorcycle and tricycle operations.

“He also envisage that this initiative will also generate employment opportunities for Lagosians, including the commercial motorcyclist operators, who will be employed as operators of the last mile buses.”

Source: The Cable

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