Bamise: Lagos BRT resumes operation

The Bus Rapid Transit has resumed its operations across Lagos State after a day off the road which inflicted so much agony on commuters.

Operations of the state government led transport agency were suspended across the state following the death of 22-year-old Bamise Ayanwola whose dead body was recovered at Ebute Ero area of the state after she was reportedly kidnapped during a ride on one of the buses owned by the agency.

The suspension of the BRT services led to what some commuters called a “very terrible situation” as stranded passengers were seen in large numbers at major bus stops and BRT terminals, while many took to trekking to their destinations.

However, there was relief Wednesday morning as the BRT terminal in Ikorodu, visited by our correspondent, was open for operations with some buses boarding passengers.

An official of Primero, the owner company of the buses disclosed that operations have fully resumed across the state.

Asked if issues leading to the suspension had been resolved, the official said, “We can only be patient to see how things turn out.

“Nobody is happy with the incident, however, because of the suffering of Lagosians occasioned by yesterday’s suspension, we have to resume operations today.

“What I can confirm is that the Lagos State government is on top of the situation.

“Also, staff, especially our drivers, have been charged to be more careful and proactive while discharging their duties.”

He noted that the Lagos State government was working out modalities that would ensure the safety of Lagosians, and he appealed to commuters not to lose their trust in the BRT services.

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