Lagos Government has urged all transport operators within the state to get accredited at the Public Transport and Commuter Service Department (PTCS) of the Ministry of Transportation.
The government explained that the move is aimed at promoting the safety and security of drivers and passengers in the commercial transport system.
In a release by the State Ministry of Transportation, Friday, the Director, Public Transport and Commuter Services, Mr. Ajewole Ashaolu, said that the accreditation was vital for the procurement of Vehicle Body Tag, Driver’s Badge, Stage Carriage Permit and Terminal Access Permit as part of documents required for operation within the metropolis.
Ashaolu explained that all commercial passenger vehicle operators, owners, drivers and conductors, as well as mini-buses, tricycles, all commercial buses, e-hailing and regular cabs are required to get accredited to legitimise their operations as well as enhance public trust.
He further disclosed that the exercise will hold continuously at the Directorate of Public Transport and Commuter Services, Block 3, Building of Code of Conduct Bureau, opposite the Police College, Oba Akinjobi Way, GRA, Ikeja, adding that this documentation is mandatory for operators.
The statement also appealed to stakeholders in the public transport sector to participate in the exercise to avoid enforcement measures by the State Government.