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The President of Bus Conductors Association of Nigeria (BCAN), Israel Adeshola, has announced that it’s Lagos members will start wearing operational uniforms from January 1, 2018, which is expected to bring sanity to the service in the state and the country as a whole.
“The association has been able to train a reasonable number of conductors on behavioural change. We started the registrations and training at Lagos State Drivers Institute for attitudinal and change in orientation of the members toward passengers and traffic rules. By January 1, 2018, all our registered members will be in their operational uniforms for proper identification and effective service delivery,” he said.
According to Israel who said the association has started training its members in Lagos State, and educating them on the job procedures and attitudinal change while on duty, only persons from 18 years and above are qualified to join the association. The BCAN national President further disclosed that the uniform with identification numbers is expected to ensure safety of passengers, good customer relationship, accountability and bring sense of responsibility among the members, and also eradicate the menace of using under-age as bus conductors across the country.
“We are coming out to tell Lagos residents that bus conducting is a respected profession like in other western countries where they are respected because they offered humanitarian services. In Nigeria, people see them as nobody which is not supposed to be so,” he said.