A Lagos owned mass transportation firm, LAGBUS Asset Management, is said to be training about 80 women to drive the mass transit buses in the state, PunchMobile reports.
While speaking at the 4th batch LAGBUS captain’s training at the Public Service Staff Development Centre, Magodo, Lagos, the Managing Director, LAGBUS, Babatunde Disu, said the firm was giving life to the government’s vision of creating a modern, secure and sustainable bus transportation service designed for the special needs of Lagos while also providing equal opportunities for the female gender.
According to him, “It is important that we bring our drivers out for retraining to update and improve their skills and also to keep them abreast of the technology in the industry. In as much as we want to keep the buses running, it is equally important that we train and retrain our drivers regularly.
“We are training about 998 captains. For LAGBUS alone, we have about 400 captains and we have other captains from our franchise operators. It is part of effort to ensure that those behind the wheel have the right attitude and skills to manage the buses”.
The General Manager, Fleet Operation, LAGBUS, Mr Seyi Osiyemi, said the recruitment of the female drivers was to create equal opportunity for the female gender.