Transportation in Lagos: Sanwo-Olu presents over 35 buses to civil servants


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Lagos Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu has fulfilled the promise he made to civil servants in the state by handing over more than 35 buses to them. See photos!

Newly elected Governor of Lagos State, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, has shown his commitment to improving transportation in the state by presenting over 35 buses to civil servants meant for transporting them to and from work.

Resuming office on Thursday, the Executive Governor made a promise to revamp the Central Bus System (CBS), an arm in charge of civil servants’ transportation in the state. This was done on the premise that most buses used for transporting these workers were in a bad condition.

A few days after making this promise, Sanwo-Olu kept to his word by making the buses available, and handed them over to the CBS at the Alausa Lagos Government Secretariat in Lagos.

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The new staff buses to deliver the civil servants to and from work

Hakeem Muri-Okunola, Head of Service (HOS), carried out the commissioning of the buses, and expressed his appreciation to the governor for his generosity and concern for the workers. Muri-Okunola further acknowledged the governor’s commitment to fulfilling his promise of re-fleeting the CBS in line with his manifesto. He also urged civil servants to show appreciation of the governor’s efforts by being fully dedicated to their jobs and deliver excellent services as required of them.

“You have to start doing your job well. If you have been doing your job well, it is a call to be excellent in service delivery.

“You cannot rely on bureaucracy but getting the job done, be ICT compliance. Join hands with the governor to build Lagos.” 

The HOS disclosed that, due to the peculiar nature of the buses, CBS drivers needed to acquire training to be able to drive them effectively. The training and re-certification would be done at the Lagos State Drivers Institute (LASDRI). According to him, the buses would be put on the road by next Monday for use.

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Chris Odogwu is a Content Writer and Journalist. He holds a bachelor's degree in Mass Communication from University of Jos and a master's degree in Mass Communication from University of Lagos. His works have been published in top local and international publications including Forbes, HuffPost, ThriveGlobal, TheNextScoop and Nigeria360 among others. A member of the Nigerian Institute of Public Relations (NIPR), the thrill he gets from writing about exotic cars feels almost the same as riding in them.

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