By Munachimso Obienyi
The Lagos State Government will commence the impounding of unpainted commercial buses across the state on today.
The government has, therefore, warned that all intra-state commercial vehicles not painted in red or yellow with black stripes would be impounded.
Director, Public Affairs & Enlightenment Department, LASTMA, Mr. Adebayo Taofq, in a statement, explained that the decision was in view of the need to comply with the laws and regulations guiding the operation of all commercial vehicle operators.
“The General Manager of LASTMA, Mr. Bolaji Oreagba, who gave the warning at the weekend in Oshodi, said the agency will commence an enforcement exercise on all unpainted commercial vehicles from today across the state.
Oreagba further said the warning was to ensure that commercial bus operators, especially those on intra-state services, comply with the existing Lagos State Transport Sector Reform Law, 2018, in order to restore sanity on the roads and protect the lives and property of Lagosians.
He emphasised that all minibuses, known as ‘Danfo’, including ‘Korope’, should be painted in yellow, with black stripes, while mass transit buses with two doors are to be painted with approved red colour.