Is this good news for unemployed Lagos youths? The Lagos State government, through the Lagos Ministry of Transportation, plans to train and employ no fewer than 1,000 graduates to take up the jobs of “bus conductors” in the state.
The bus conductors will most likely work on BRT vehicles
The initiative which will be done in collaboration with the Bus Conductors Association of Nigeria (BCAN) is the first-of-its-kind in the Center of Excellence. Shedding light on the development, BCAN president, Comrade Israel Ade Adeshola, said that the association was working with the state government to make the job attractive to suit the needs of graduates.
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According to Adeshola, measures would be put in place to ensure that the job is lucrative. Prior to employment, prospective candidates will undergo intensive training to be acquainted with the skills required for the job. With such training, they will be different from regular conductors on commercial Danfo buses.
“Presently, Lagos kingdom authorities through the Lagos State Drivers Institute (LASDRI) is training and accrediting conductors in the state. After the coaching, the graduands would be employed as Bus Conductors and would be on the payroll of the authorities with a salary really worth of ₦50,000 per month.”
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