Lagos fires 160 BRT workers

Channels Television  
Updated June 13, 2012

The management of the Lagos State Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) has dismissed 23 drivers, 93 bus officers and 44 supportive staff, guilty of falsification of certificates, low productivity, absenteism, among others.

According to  the Chairman of Lagos BRT, Sunday Yusuff, “management, about two months ago embarked on an exercise to verify the documents of of all workers during which they were required to submit original copies of their certificates and other documents.

“We found that several drivers were  using expired licenses…some staffers presented fake certificates, while some who were employed based on the qualification they claimed they have could not present papers to back up their claims…some did not even show up at all for the exercise.”

“The verification exercise was transparently carried out.” he said. “No reasonable person would fault the yardstick used in carrying out the exercise and we gave everybody the opportunity and time to ensure compliant with the directives. We even go to the extent of writing some schools to help fast track the process. At the end of the day, majority of the workers met the requirements.” he said