Over 3,000 bus conductors to wear uniforms, badges in Lagos – Official

Lagos Danfo conductor [Photo Credit: TechCabal]
Lagos Danfo conductor [Photo Credit: TechCabal]

Israel Adeshola, the National President of Bus Conductors Association of Nigeria, BCAN, says that as from March it is mandatory for bus conductors in Lagos State to wear uniforms, name tags and badges.

Mr. Adeshola, who made this known in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria in Abuja on Thursday, said that the Lagos State government has approved wearing of uniforms and badges.

He said that the use of badges and wearing of uniforms by over 3,000 members got the approval of the government on Monday.

“We are in collaboration with Lagos State government on the issue of badges and uniforms for commercial conductors, which was finalised on Monday.

“This is because we don’t want to start without the government’s approval. So by first week of March we will roll them out,” he said.

Adeshola explained that the introduction of uniforms, name tags and badges had become necessary to enforce decorum and ensure safety of duly registered members and members of the public.

According to him, with the vital information on the badge, any conductor involved in crime can easily be identified and apprehended.

The national president explained that the novel idea was being experimented in Lagos State before other states can take a cue.

(NAN)


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  • Dazmillion

    To think that conductors will come up with a possible solution to the famous “one chance” robbery notorious in Lagos. Eko Oni Baje

    • Kamalu

      And the Police can key into the initiative and generate a database for workers in the sector. Very good initiative.

  • absam777

    Good idea.How about the drivers?

  • Impulse400

    APC Government has started with its Wayo again in Lagos. What is the essence of enforcing uniforms and badges on an institution that you confess you intend to abolish this year…?

    Or didn’t Ambode promise to phase out their buses this year..? So you extort them through cunning means before you sign the Traffic Law that eventually kicks them to the curb.

    I blame Okada men and Bus conductors for lacking the courage to run for Governor or House members. I also blame their wives, the market women, for selling their husbands short by voting APC because of a bowl of rice and fifty naira.