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Sanwo-Olu directs police team to protect BRT, Lagos transport assets

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Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu has accredited a devoted safety crew to watch the Bus Speedy Transit (BRT) and defend state transport belongings.

Lagos Metropolis Space Transport Authority (LAMATA) Public Relations Officer, Kolawole Ojelabi introduced the approval in an announcement on Monday.

Ojelabi lamented the destruction of infrastructure and the violation of BRT lanes which impedes operation.

The crew, headed by a Superintendent of Police, contains 70 law enforcement officials that may guard LAMATA services and others beneath building.

They’re to make sure the lifespan of the infrastructure will not be truncated by assaults and make passengers really feel safe whereas utilizing public transport.

“There was the necessity for the next measure of safety and vigilance particularly within the mild of final 12 months’s assault on Lagos State Authorities and LAMATA services by hoodlums who hijacked the #EndSARS protest”, Ojelabi mentioned.

On October 21, 2020, the Oyingbo Bus Terminal was vandalized, whereas 57 new BRT buses have been set ablaze.

The Berger Bus Terminal and 23 new buses have been additionally razed on the identical day.

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