LAGBUS Franchise Forum operators of high-capacity red buses in Lagos on Monday made appeal to Gov. Akinwunmi Ambode to save their investment from ruin following the government’s prohibition of their services on Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) corridor.
The chairman of the forum, Mr Role Odukale made the appeal while briefing newsmen in Lagos.
Odukale, who spoke on behalf the 17 operators of LAGBUS franchise, said that the development would not only kill their business but also bring hardship to residents of the state.
“For us, it is the people that will suffer as evident today across bus stops in Lagos. This situation will add to our woe, we will not be able to meet up with our bank obligations because we borrowed money from banks.
“What this means is that few buses will be available to serve over 20 million residents of the state. It is important to know that about 5, 000 people we engage in our services will lose their jobs. This directive should be reversed.
As seen in the Ikorodu area today, the people have started bearing the brunt of the development as many commuters were seen stranded.
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