The Lagos state government in a bid to create sanity in the Transportation sector while providing employment opportunities, in Partnership with the National Association of Bus conductors is Planning to employ 1000 graduates as Bus conductors.
President of the Bus Conductors Association of Nigeria, BCAN Comrade Adeshola 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, ”presently Lagos state government through the Lagos State Drivers Institute, LASDRI is training and accrediting conductors in the state, adding 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”. Adeshola further explained that there is a project in the pipeline by the state government to change the face of the transportation system to enhance security and also provide employment opportunity in the state.
Speaking on the vision of the association, he said, since the establishment in 2008, it has been working relentlessly with the federal government through the national assembly as well as some state governments to establish its presence.