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I Have Zero Tolerance For Drivers Misbehaviors – LAMATA Boss 



The Managing Director of the Lagos Metropolitan Area Transport Authority (LAMATA), Abimbola Akinajo, has said that she has zero tolerance for the misbehaviors of BRT drivers, News About Nigeria reports. 

She stated this on Wednesday, while speaking during an event held at Abiola Crescent, Ikeja, Lagos, to honour the memory of the late Chief MKO Abiola, the adjudged winner of the June 12, 1993 presidential election.

She noted that actions have been carried out against drivers who do not stick to the rules and regulations of the Transport Authority in the past, including jailing two drivers for defrauding passengers.

The LAMATA Boss also stressed that payment of cash for bus fare had been scrapped, explaining that passengers can only pay with their cards.

According to her, two drivers are currently at the Correctional Centre, Kirikiri, for defrauding passengers.

She warned that no passenger should pay cash to drivers of government-operated buses known as the BRT buses.

She, therefore, encouraged passengers to report reckless drivers of state-owned buses.

“When you see any of our buses and you have any problem with them please take note of the number. Not necessarily the plate number but there is a number on the bus. If you tell me the number of that bus, I can tell you who was driving at a point.

“If you tell me the number of that bus and what time, I can tell you where that bus was supposed to be and who was driving it. We have dealt with a number of our bus drivers. If a driver is misbehaving on the road, please send us a message, there are numbers on LAMATA website.

“We have a card system. Also note that on our buses, you are not supposed to pay cash. All of us should have that card so that drivers will not tell you there is no change, and ask you to drop or charge you more than expected.

“We have two drivers in Kirikiri today for defrauding our people. Lagos is not taking it lightly with them. If you report, they will be dealt with,” she stated.