The Primero Transport Services Limited, operators of the Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) in Lagos, has suspended operations of the Ikorodu to Tafawa Balewa Square (TBS) route from Wednesday, March 31.
The Head, Corporate Communications of Primero Transport Services Limited, Mutiu Yekeen confirmed the suspension.
Yekeen said that the development was due to operational challenges being faced by the firm along the corridor.
In a released statement, the organization said “we use this medium to inform our commuters on Ikorodu to TBS corridor that we are shutting down operations from March 31 due to operational challenges.”
“We hope to resolve it in the next couple of days and resume full operations.”
“We call on our esteemed commuters to bear with us during this period. We sincerely crave your indulgence for any inconvenience this may have caused you.”
Yekeen said “Our priority is to convey commuters safely to their destinations, provide affordable, fast and convenient services to people of Lagos 24/7 daily.”
“We sincerely regret this development”
Some commuters on the route, however stated that they were not surprised by the action, following several stand-ups between the drivers and the management occasioned by non payment of salaries for several months.
They however stated that the period of the suspension of operations by the transport firm would be hectic in view of the huge traffic regularly experienced along the route.
They implored the management of Primero Transport Services Limited to urgently resolve all issues surrounding the suspension of operations on that corridor.