The Lagos state Ministry of Transportation in conjunction with the Bus Conductors Association of Nigeria (BCAN) plans to employ 1,000 graduates from different universities as bus conductors in the state.
Comrade Israel Ade Adeshola, the National President of BCAN in an interview with Vanguard disclosed that the new policy of the Lagos state government under the leadership of Governor Akinwunmi Ambode is collaborating with the association to give bus conducting profession a new look.
According to him, Lagos state government through the Lagos State Drivers Institute (LASDRI) is currently training and accrediting conductors in the state.
He added that after the training the graduands would be employed as bus conductors and would be on the payroll of the government with a salary worth of N50,000 per month.
“The objective is to make the job of bus conducting attractive, respected and dignified as obtainable globally”, he said.
Adeshola explained that there is a project in the pipeline by the state government to change the face of transportation system to enhance security and also provide employment opportunity in the state.
Meanwhile, a 28-year-old tricycle (Keke Napep) driver Dada Azeez have been arrested by operatives of the Rapid Response Squad (RSS) in Lagos for abducting a teenager, Punch reports.
The driver who was arrested alongside his accomplice Wasiu Agunbiade were accused of abducting the 15-year-old girls and turned her into a sex slave.