When the Bus Rapid Transit came on board a couple of years back, the concept was welcomed by all Lagosians. Yes, it was like a messiah sent to deliver the Lagos residents from the grip of regular commercial operators, who charge for services at a cut-throat rate. The yellow and black-stripped mini buses popularly known as ‘danfos’, taxis and ‘molues’ of those days quickly comes to mind. They are the face of the state till date- a form of identity which tells one you are in Lagos.

The Lagos State government launched the operations of the Bus Rapid Transit (BRT), which came to the rescue of Lagosians. This is one of those initiatives that make Lagos work. It is an initiative worth commending and upholding. When more of such buses ply our roads, we will have better traffic stories to tell. At least for the time being, one can make some savings off one’s income. It also relieves Lagosians of the stress brought about by occasional disappointments of journey scuttling due to bad vehicles, face-off with police officers, arbitrary change of route to beat traffic and toll collectors.

With the BRT buses in operation, life has been given an upbeat. Residents of Lagos can now move to their various destinations on a friendly-billed transit. But commuters in Lagos now have to prepare for an increase in fare which takes off from the 1st of March 2017.

Before now, the BRT service has been faced with some inadequacies among which are delays at bus terminals at peak hours in the morning, and other times, leaving duty-bound and business-minded Lagosians stranded for hours. Not to mention the lack-lustre attitude of workers at the terminals and bus stops on the BRT route.




On the part of commuters, disregard for an orderly entry at bus terminals by some unruly individuals has also contributed to these delays. It is high time Lagosians realised that unbecoming behaviours do not befit a mega city like Lagos. So therefore, averting from such is what we stand for at all times. It pays.

Now that the BRT and the LAGBUS administrators have decided to increase the fare come 1st of March 2017, it is also needful to sound it loud that services as it stands should be improved upon, so we can have a more fruitful relationship and transit within the metropolis. God help us.

By Paul Shofuwa

One of those that Make Lagos Work

When the Bus Rapid Transit came on board a couple of years back, the concept was welcomed by all Lagosians. Yes, it was like a messiah sent to deliver the Lagos residents from the grip of regular commercial operators, who charge for services at a cut-throat rate. The yellow and black-stripped mini buses popularly known as ‘danfos’, taxis and ‘molues’ of those days quickly comes to mind. They are the face of the state till date- a form of identity which tells one you are in Lagos.

The Lagos State government launched the operations of the Bus Rapid Transit (BRT), which came to the rescue of Lagosians. This is one of those initiatives that make Lagos work. It is an initiative worth commending and upholding. When more of such buses ply our roads, we will have better traffic stories to tell. At least for the time being, one can make some savings off one’s income. It also relieves Lagosians of the stress brought about by occasional disappointments of journey scuttling due to bad vehicles, face-off with police officers, arbitrary change of route to beat traffic and toll collectors.

With the BRT buses in operation, life has been given an upbeat. Residents of Lagos can now move to their various destinations on a friendly-billed transit. But commuters in Lagos now have to prepare for an increase in fare which takes off from the 1st of March 2017.

Before now, the BRT service has been faced with some inadequacies among which are delays at bus terminals at peak hours in the morning, and other times, leaving duty-bound and business-minded Lagosians stranded for hours. Not to mention the lack-lustre attitude of workers at the terminals and bus stops on the BRT route.

On the part of commuters, disregard for an orderly entry at bus terminals by some unruly individuals has also contributed to these delays. It is high time Lagosians realised that unbecoming behaviours do not befit a mega city like Lagos. So therefore, averting from such is what we stand for at all times. It pays.

Now that the BRT and the LAGBUS administrators have decided to increase the fare come 1st of March 2017, it is also needful to sound it loud that services as it stands should be improved upon, so we can have a more fruitful relationship and transit within the metropolis. God help us.

By Paul Shofuwa