December 13, 2017

Boko Haram: Luxury bus owners charge operators on security

Boko Haram: Luxury bus owners charge operators on security

The Young Shall Grow Bus

By Fredrick Okopie

LAGOS—Ahead of the Christmas and New Year celebrations, and based on the security alert by the United States Embassy and the UK the Luxury Bus Owners Association of Nigeria has advised the bus operators to maintain high level of security consciousness during and after the yuletide, especially in the Federal Capital Abuja and other states.

In a press statement by the President of the association, Prince (Hon.) Emeka Mamah, the association also advised bus passengers to remain vigilant and cooperate with the various bus companies towards ensuring the safety of lives and properties at the various motor parks. The association advised bus passengers to report any suspicious movements or characters to the law enforcement agencies.

He said that the association will liaise with the Nigerian Police and various security agencies to ensure the protection of lives and properties, and reassured all bus travellers that their comfort and safety remained the association’s top priority.

The association appealed to the Lagos state government to revisit the policy of relocating luxury bus companies from their loading points. According to the association, the affected companies had built their Jibowu loading points from bank loans, and the policy of clustering them in a particular place will not only hurt their businesses but jeopardise the repayment of the bank loans.