Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu has authorized a devoted safety crew to observe the Bus Fast Transit (BRT) and defend state transport property.
Lagos Metropolis Space Transport Authority (LAMATA) Public Relations Officer, Kolawole Ojelabi introduced the approval in a press release on Monday.
Ojelabi lamented the destruction of infrastructure and the violation of BRT lanes which impedes operation.
The crew, headed by a Superintendent of Police, includes 70 cops that may guard LAMATA services and others below building.
They’re to make sure the lifespan of the infrastructure just isn’t truncated by assaults and make passengers really feel safe whereas utilizing public transport.
“There was the necessity for the next measure of safety and vigilance particularly within the mild of final yr’s assault on Lagos State Authorities and LAMATA services by hoodlums who hijacked the #EndSARS protest”, Ojelabi stated.
On October 21, 2020, the Oyingbo Bus Terminal was vandalized, whereas 57 new BRT buses have been set ablaze.
The Berger Bus Terminal and 23 new buses have been additionally razed on the identical day.