Lagos Commuters Stranded as LAGBUS Drivers Protest Ban

Over 20 BRT buses were on Monday vandalised when some staff of LAGBUS (red buses) protested the ban by the Lagos State Government stopping the buses from plying Ikorodu road BRT corridor.

Thousands of commuters were stranded as the protesters blocked the road to prevent the blue buses, operated by Primero Bus Services from working.

The Lagos State Government had Friday banned LAGBUS from plying the corridor with effect from today.

Speaking on the ban, acting Commissioner for Transportation, Mr. Anofiu Elegushi, said that from Monday, November 7, all LAGBUS buses would no longer be allowed to utilize the BRT corridor.

He said, “The restriction does not extend to charter staff buses run by LAGBUS; does not preclude access to depot along Ikorodu road and express services are allowed with only few designated stops.

“All routes from Ikorodu hinterland will now terminate at TOS Benson bus stop after which there will be no loading of passengers. “However, the operations of LAGBUS buses have been moved to other 14 routes identified by the Lagos State Metropolitan Transport Master plan.”