Fidelity bank card banner Camano banner

Lagos terminates NURTW BRT franchise over breach of contract

By News Express on 08/01/2016

Views: 3,279

The Lagos State Government has terminated operations of the first BRT cooperative run by the National Union of Road Transport Workers (NURTW) from the Mile12 to CMS BRT corridor with immediate effect.

This is contained in a statement signed by the state's Commissioner for Transportation, Dr Dayo Mobereola, on Thursday in Lagos.

“The termination of the franchise agreement with the operator is sequel to breaches of the BRT operations Service Level Agreement (SLA) it signed with the state government, despite years of discussions and engagement to ensure SLA was adhered to.

“Though the SLA requires a one month notice prior to its termination, the Lagos Metropolitan Area Transport Authority (LAMATA), custodian of the agreement, had indeed given a three-month notice which the operator failed to honour.”

The commissioner said the government's decision had been communicated to the operator on Thursday.

Mobereola said the decision was premised on the inability of the operator to offer good public transport services to commuters on the all-important BRT corridor.

According to him, this has led to incessant complaints by members of the public over poor services provided by the operator.

He said that the state government was against the non-operation of stipulated frequency schedules and operation of buses below 50 per cent fleet capacity contrary to the agreement.

Mobereola said that the breaches which the operator had indulged in and failed to remedy despite being notified prompted the government’s decision.

“The state government on September 29, 2015 served the operator with a notice of termination of the franchise of the agreement.

“The operator pleaded for time to be able to identify other corridors and remove all its buses from the depot, a commitment it failed to uphold.”

Mobereola said the notice of termination of franchise agreement was followed by series of meetings where government maintained its position on the need for the operator to vacate the corridor. (NAN)

•Photo shows Red BRT.

Source News Express

Posted 08/01/2016 06:13:24 AM





You may also like...
Group demands the investigation and information relating to...

NSE indices up 1.85 per cent

Sowore planned to violently topple government — DSS...

Clueless Nigeria Police confesses: We don’t know who...

Boko Haram gunmen strike near Maiduguri, kill 4...

Onitsha Explosion: Police lied; it was a bomb,...

SEC warns Nigerians against trending ponzi scheme Loom...

Corruption trial: CJN receives looters’ list

Outrage over murder of famous Cameroonian gay activist...

Nigeria: Igbo groups want SGF for South-East, back...

Anambra 2013: Igwe of Obosi endorses Obiano for...

NUJ Presidential aspirant unveils I6-point Agenda in Anambra...


Latest News 23 Nigerians to be executed in Saudi Arabia •Names of all the convicts Boko Haram kills 12 in night raid •Destroys 73 houses, 28 shops in another attack I faked kidnap to see my boyfriend — Teenager Okorocha replies Ihedioha over petition to IGP accusing him of incitement, theft of N1 trillion God gave me the MFM vision as a tenant in one-room apartment — Olukoya Navy arrests American, 3 Greek pirates trying to hijack Nigerian vessel 2023 Presidency: Unite or lose out, Shehu Sani warns Southerners Heavyweights storm Sokoto for wedding of Sultan’s daughter NBA Global Basketball Championship: Okowa hails Merit Atebe for making African team Several insurgents reported dead as NAF bombards hideout NASA investigates first allegation of criminal activity in space Host communities thank Buhari for appointing Akpabio, Sylva ministers


Most Read NUDE PHOTO OF OMOTOLA JALADE-EKEINDE surfaces online (530,732 views) Nigerian female sex addict opens up, says ‘I like it with both men and women’ (439,221 views) Shameless Genevieve Nnaji exposes breasts in public (384,277 views) Finally named: The full list of friends of Nigerian female sex addict who prowled Facebook (323,337 views) OLUMBA OLUMBA OBU (the one who called himself God) IS DEAD (290,909 views) Igbo scholar disgraces Femi Fani-Kayode •Demolishes claims on Igbo/Yoruba history with facts and figures (251,572 views) Breaking News: POPULAR REVEREND CONVERTS TO ISLAM in Kaduna (Nigeria) (246,467 views) 10 cars more expensive than Jets (233,955 views) OBJ’s son reported dead in Lagos plane crash •Names of more victims emerge (228,459 views) My wasted years in Olumba Olumba Obu’s Evil Brotherhood (214,669 views) Lagos plane crash: Journalist releases victims’ names (193,423 views) THE FINAL DISGRACE: Igbo scholar unleashes more facts about Igbo/Yoruba history, finishes off Femi Fani-Kayode with second article (191,316 views)


CBN milk production

CBN banner advert

UBA Wise Savers Promo


Categories Advertorials (3) African Press Organisation (81) Art & Literature (99) Business & Economy (4,407) Business Verdict (79) Columnists (1,097) Complaints & Requests (95) Enterprise & Opportunities (215) Entertainment (648) Features (798) Global Business Monitor (424) ICT Monitor (59) International (3,860) Interview (199) Live Commentary (30) Love Matters (166) Maggie's Blog (387) News (50,365) Opinion (1,334) Pidgin (17) Politics (11,338) Religion (1,089) Sports (2,137) Stock Watch (39) AMA & Al Jazeera Global Update







APO Group Partner




GOCOP Accredited Member

GOCOP Accredited member



Africa Media Agency and Al Jazeera