Sanwo-Olu To Employ Graduates As BRT Drivers, Pay N100,000!
Lagos Governor Elect, Babajide Sanwo-Olu has said that he will employ graduates as Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) drivers and pay them between
N80,000 to N100,000.
He said this during an interactive session with his classmates at the Executive Master of Business Administration class, University of Lagos, 1998/2000 set.
When asked how he would address the recklessness of some of the BRT bus drivers, he said:
The BRT issue is something that has to do with culture. When we take over, by the Grace of God, we will advertise and see if we can employ some of our graduates as drivers.
What I realized is that apart from the money we will be paying them, which is more than what they are paying an average graduate, we need to very quickly tell our people and encourage ourselves that there is dignity in work. We are going to be paying (them) between N80,000 and N100,000 to come and drive these buses because we expect a lot more decency.
By the time we get the culture of the drivers’ right, the routes are coming up, by the time we finish the Abule-Egba/Iyana Ipaja/Ikeja route, it will boost the number of BRT (buses).
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