BRT operator suspends service, blaming #ENDSARS for protests

Posted by on Oct 17, 2020, Under: News

BRT operator suspends services, blaming #ENDSARS for protests

Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) operations in Lagos state have been suspended in some areas, The Nation reported.

Primero Transport Services Ltd., the operator of the BRT service, announced the suspension of its operations on the Ikorodu and TBS routes due to protests from EndSARS.

This was announced on Saturday in Lagos by the company’s public relations manager, Mr. Mutiu Ekin.

“Following ongoing protests in Lagos State and other parts of the country, Primero Transport Services Limited has suspended operations on the Ikorodu-TBS corridor for this weekend, Saturday 17 October and Sunday 18 October.

“The protest that affected the company last week turned into a three-day marathon this weekend.

“We will continue to monitor the situation and start work as soon as the road is clear.

“We ask our esteemed passengers to get through this period,” Ekin said.

He said the company’s priority – to transport passengers safely to their destination every day and provide residents with fast, convenient and convenient services – was hampered by protests.

The Nigeria News Agency (NAN) reports that #ENDSARS protests against police brutality continued to negatively impact traffic as protesters obstruct vehicles across much of the state.

As a reminder, Lagos Bus Service Ltd. (LBSL), operator of large-capacity buses Marcopolo, also suspended operations on Thursday afternoon due to fears of attacks by demonstrators on buses, passengers and staff.

LBSL, however, resumed operations on Friday at 8:00 am.