Are we seeing the end of the dynamic Yellow “Danfo” Buses in Lagos?
Last year, it was all over the place that the Lagos state government was planning to banish yellow taxi cabs in Lagos.
On Monday, the governor of Lagos State Akinwunmi Ambode reiterated his desire to kick out the yellow buses in Lagos by the end of the year; Ambode speaking at the 14th edition of the Annual Lecture of the Centre for values in leadership CVL
Ambode admitted that the current transportation system in Lagos, lacked the swagger of a mega city
And in his words “When I wake up in the morning and see all these yellow buses and see Okada (motorbike) 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,” he said.
“We want to banish yellow buses this year, we must address the issue of connectivity that makes people 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 don’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”
With everything in place for the Lagos state government and their impending contract with TATA motors; what does the future say for Uber, Yellow Taxi and other Taxi apps used in Lagos??
We really do not know what strategies the Lagos state government is putting in place to this effect; what we do know is that the Taxi Apps aren’t sleeping either