Ambode’s 4 infamous transport policies in his first term as Lagos State Governor

06/14/2020

Posted by: Hassana Obi

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Governor Ambode had gone through a medley of scandals and criticisms during his first term. Let's have a throwback!

It’s the undeniable truth that the Governor of Lagos state, Akinwumni Ambode, had been frowned upon during his first term in office throughout a medley of scandals and criticisms for his unduly road quality improvement in his state.

Lagos State Governor Ambode speaking

Governor Ambode has gone throughout a medley of scandals and criticisms during his first term

Today, let’s have a look back at Ambode's 4 infamous transport policies in his first term as Lagos State Governor.

1. PSP ban

This is one of the worst flops ever made by the Lagos State government.

“This policy, which is packaged as the Clean Lagos Initiative, CLI, aimed at reviewing the mode of waste collection in the state, by bringing foreign investors with the right expertise and funds to manage waste collection in the state.” Said Governor Ambode.

But the truth was later revealed that the government processed the operation without sufficient consultation, which the PSP operators described as an attempt to get rid of them.

Waste collection in Lagos State

The Lagos State Gov handled the waste collection on its own, without PSP operators' consultancy

2. Danfo bus ban

This is considered to be one of his biggest schemes. The 3-year plan to introduce an all-new bus system in Lagos poses huge threats to NURTW and RTEAN by wiping out all the current Danfo buses.

“We decided that the best thing is to allow the yellow buses go and so the bus reform initiative itself is a three-year plan of 2017 to 2019 in which it intends to bring in new buses of 5,000 units in the three-year plan,”

What’s worth saying is that these two syndicates are really active in grassroots mobilization for politicians. With the Danfo ban coming into action, the supreme in the state may even add up.

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3. LAGBUS ban to pave a way for BRT Operations

In 2016, the LAGBUS run by NURTW was banned from operation as the state government decided it had breached some terms in the franchise agreement signed in 2007, which ignited a workers’ protest against this ban when the contract with the state is still in effect.

Nigerian protesters gathers on the streets

Drivers protested against the Government's LAGBUS ban

4. Taking over Motor Parks

The NURTW and RTEAN once more suffered from the Lagos government’s policy. They called this as a forceful act from the state and a shock that partly broke down their businesses after some of the motor parks such as Ikeja New Garage, Berger Motorpark, Ojota Main Garage, Agege-Iju Motorpark, etc were taken over.\

Buses in Lagos States

The NURTW and RTEAN called this as a forceful act from the state and a shock that partly broke down their businesses 

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Hassana Obi is an automobile writer and editor at Naijauto.com. She prides herself on hundreds of informative and entertaining articles on Nigerian traffic regulations, car prices and celebrity car collections. When Hassana is not writing, she is a teacher and philanthropist.

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