Yellow busses popularly known as Danfo may be ban this year from plying Lagos roads.
Lagos State Governor, Akinwunmi Ambode gave the hint last Sunday at the 14th Annual Lecture of the Centre for Values in Leadership (CVL) held at Muson Centre Onikan, Lagos.
Ambode who spoke on the theme: “Living Well Together, Tomorrow: The Challenge Of Africa’s Future Cities,” said the current connectivity mode in Lagos was not acceptable and befitting for a state like Lagos, which is dubbed as ‘mega city.’
“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 it 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.