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Lagos unveils new electric buses for mass transit scheme



The Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, on Sunday evening unveiled electric buses for the state’s mass transit scheme.

With this development, Lagos has become the first state in Nigeria to make the switch to electric vehicle in line with United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) aimed at reducing carbon emissions in countries.

The governor, who shared the photos of the new buses on his Instagram page, said the development was part of ongoing efforts at modernising the state’s transportation sector.

He said: “I am excited to announce the first set of electric buses in the Lagos Mass transit master plan as part of our increased effort to modernise every sector of Lagos.”

He also commended Oando Plc for making the investment possible, saying with the electric buses, Lagosians can have a feel of cleaner and greener transportation system.

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Sanwo-Olu added: “Thanks to our partnership with #Oando_PLC, Lagosians can expect a cleaner and greener public transportation system.

“With the ability to travel 280 km at full charge, taking into account our unique travel times in Lagos, our electric buses are a game-changer.”

Ripples Nigeria had earlier reported that the Oando-Lagos State agreement would see Oando Clean Energy rolling out 12,000 electric mass transit buses, including supporting charging infrastructure, and service centres (EV Infrastructure Ecosystem).

The transition followed earlier switch made by private sector logistics player, GIG Logistics, which opened the space with JET Motor Company’s EV buses in 2021.

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