Some Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) passengers along the Ikeja/Oshodi corridor have appealed to the Lagos State Government to boost security on the buses, for improved safety of commuters.
Some BRT passengers, who spoke to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Sunday appealed to government to deploy technology to make operations better and safer for commuters, to avert a repeat of the “Bamise saga”.
A trader in Computer Village, who simply identified himself as Okwudili said the BRT was the hope of business people, who had to catch up early with business appointments.
Okwudili who spoke to NAN at the Mangoro bus corridor said it was impressive that the BRT fleet was increasing, adding that government should improve and digitalise operations for efficiency and safety.
“Government has banned Okada on highways, BRT is the fastest means we have especially business people.
“If you go to some countries abroad, they don’t have traffic jams because the government provided this big high capacity buses every where.
“The death of Bamise should make all transportation stakeholders have roundtable discussion on how to make BRT safer.
“Transportation is big business internationally, I believe that Gov. Sanwo-Olu can do it,” he said.