The large number of commuters that flooded the Ikorodu garage area in Lagos state, Nigeria were not unconnected with the BRT buses that were absent at their terminals.
Hundreds of commuters seeking to travel to their various office destinations were met with hiked transport fares this morning as the BRT buses didn’t appear at their designated terminals.
The absence of BRT buses at the terminals came as a shock to many Lagosians who are about their business as usual despite the knowledge of a public holiday slated to today being the 27th of may (Children’s day celebration).
The suffering was however aggravated by the current global pandemic-COVID-19 , recall, there are existing guidelines and regulations on the number of passengers to board a particular vehicle. Even with your money in your hands, it is extremely difficult to get to work this morning as many commuters are still standing at each bus stop hoping to get one to board.
Independent observers hereby plead with the government of Lagos state to prevail on the operators and management and staff of Lagos BRT to bury their hatchet and come back to operations so that normalcy could be returned accordingly.