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Lagos seeks accreditation for transport operators, others over safety, security

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Chinazor Megbolu     |     

The Lagos State Government is seeking the accreditation of transport operators, drivers, conductors and passengers in the State over safety and security.

The directive, which was given at the weekend, through the state’s Ministry of Transportation, asked all transport operators within the State to get accredited at the Public Transport and Commuter Service Department (PTCS) of the Ministry.
The State government added the initiative would help to boost the safety and security of drivers and passengers in the commercial transport system.
In a statement issued by the State Ministry of Transportation, signed by the Director Public Transport and Commuter Services, Mr. Ajewole Ashaolu, noted that the accreditation was crucial for the procurement of Vehicle Body Tag, Driver’s Badge, Stage Carriage Permit and Terminal Access Permit as part of documents required for operation within the metropolis of the State.
The statement also disclosed that all commercial passenger vehicle operators, owners, drivers and conductors, as well as mini-buses, Tricycles, all Commercial buses, E-hailing and regular cabs are required to get accredited to legitimise their operations in order to enhance public trust.
Ashaolu buttressed further that the event will continuously take place at the Directorate of Public Transport and Commuter Services, Block 3, Building of Code of Conduct Bureau, opposite the Police College, Oba Akinjobi Way, GRA, Ikeja.
He, however, added that this documentation is mandatory for operators.
Ashaolu also urged stakeholders in the public transport sector to participate in the programme towards avoiding enforcement measures by the Lagos State Government

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