Lagos bus conductors are to start wearing uniforms from today Thursday as part of the state efforts to facilitate the Smart City Initiatives, SCI.
National President of the Bus Conductors Association of Nigeria, Comrade Israel Adeshola, disclosed this to journalists, saying the association’s uniforms have been approved by Lagos state government.
Mr Adeshola also said that the unform will bear badges, identification numbers and tags which will enable easy idenfication of registered conductors.
He said the use of badges on uniforms is to address criminal tendencies by some bus conductors, calling on Lagosians to support the initiative.
“The re-branding of bus conductors in the state which is in partnership with the Lagos State Government is a project that has been in the master plan of the state government in a way to stem criminal activities and also protect the lives and properties of Lagosians.”
’The BCAN has been partnering with the state government through the ministry of transportation to train members of the association who are now registered by the government”, Adeshola said.
He noted that the conductor’s contribution is very important in the transportation sector, which is why the orientation and training of members can not be overlooked.
“The objective of this development is to make the job of conductor is attractive and respected world wide”, Adesola said.