Lagos Appoints 80 Female Mass Transit Bus DriversFeatured, Latest News, News, News From The State Monday, September 29th, 2014
By Ayo Balogun
A total of 80 female drivers have been employed by the Lagos State Government, to be engaged by the Lagos Bus Asset Management Company, (LAGBUS)- operator of the state’s mass transit buses.
LAGBUS, Managing Director, Mr. Babatunde Disu, announced this during a training session at the Public Service Public Service Staff Development Centre, (PSSDC) Magodo, for the fourth batch of LAGBUS drivers. A total of 998 drivers are currently undergoing training.
The gesture which government said it was part of its initiative to empower women, Mr Disu reiterated was committed to creating a modern, secure and sustainable bus transportation service to cater for the special needs of Lagos and the residents as well as creating equal opportunities for the female with their male counterparts.
LAGBUS General Manager, fleet operations, Mr. Seyi Osiyemi informed that the newly engaged female drivers have started training on driving from the basics.
Since all of them are freshers, Osiyemi disclosed that their training would last between three and six months.
A total of 200 applications, the manager informed were received, but later shortlisted to 80.
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