The Lagos State government on said Monday that it has taken note of the little discomfort being experienced by commuters on some routes due to the ban on motorcycles and tricycles across major routes in the state.
To this end, it has planned to provide a fleet of 65 buses to join the others already in operation on some major routes as from Monday, February 3, 2020, with a promise for additional 550 more buses to be added soon, including 14 ferries to be commissioned on Tuesday, which is expected to further open up the waterways, reduce travel time on various routes and provide safe, dependable and comfortable alternatives for commuters.
Hon. Commissioner for Information and Strategy, Mr. Gbenga Omotoso disclosed this in a statement he signed and made available to Issuesplus Daily.
He note that the government was not unaware that enforcing the ban may lead to some job losses., adding that the Governor, Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu, plans to announce some measures to tackle the likely effects of the order, besides the programmes of various agencies, such as the Lagos State Employment Trust Fund (LSETF), Women Affairs and Poverty Alleviation, Office of Civic Engagement, Lagos State Parks and Gardens and others.