Commuters on Monday have called on the State government to severely punished commercial bus operators as majority flouted the Lagos State directives on the safety measures to avoid further spread of the coronavirus pandemic.
It was gathered that passengers were cramped inside the commercial buses in Lagos metropolis as the partial activities resumed.
While speaking with commuters, it was gathered that Coronavirus infection could be high as no observation of social distancing at the major bus stops and only few used face masks.
A Bank staff at Iyana-Ipaja who claimed anonymous reacted that commercial transporters refused to follow the state order and some who followed increased fares.
“buses are loading full capacity, with less than 0.5% wearing facemask this morning. Even some Danfo buses increase the fare. Ordinarily to Oshodi on Monday, we board vehicle #150 or #200 but this morning it is #500 with no distancing in the bus, he said.
Mafeng Bot also said, “If anything I have seen this morning is worth going by, the spike in Lagos cases will be crazy. I passed by Oniru market this morning and there was zero social distancing. People had all sort of face masks but very few were actually covering their noses and mouths.
“The bus I boarded to Yaba this morning ensures passengers use face masks and the conductor gave us sanitizer before we enter and social distancing maintained but the price increased, AkinBisi reacted.
According to John Kola, when will Nigeria learn, all buses I have seen today on LONG BRIDGE to BERGER were fully loaded, Not 60% capacity. I fear for my nation. The State government should punish commercial bus drivers who flout directives.
“Apart from the BRT all the buses along Lekki – Epe axis are running on 100 percent, not 60 percent. Even the keke along Ajah – Badore are running on 50 percent.