Lagosians Left Stranded as Danfo Busses Protest High Levies

The famous yellow commercial busses that line the streets of Lagos State called Danfo left many commuters stranded on Tuesday, when the drivers staged a protest against the State task force.

Areas along Airport Road had no sight of them, as many people trying to get to work had to either trek or use alternatives like okada or keke.

The few Danfo drivers that could be seen had leaves on their busses.

ALONG AIRPORT ROAD: Okada became the transport of choice today.

A driver told Switch Nigeria that the fees they are made to pay to the task force are outrageous. At every bus stop where they stop to pick passengers, they must pay a minimum of N200. On Airport Road alone, there are three bus stops from NAHCO to Oshodi, and at all of them, the drivers are made to pay N200.

A commuter, Emmanuel Olajire, who is a student at a theological seminary in Ilupeju, said he had to turn and go back home when he saw the dire situation.

The protest didn’t seem to affect other parts of Lagos though.

The task force garners not less than N1.2bn every year.

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