August 18, 2022

Reporters’ Diary

Factual Reportage

Lagos Bus Service introduces staff health scheme

The Lagos Bus Services Ltd (LBSL) says it has introduced a new health service scheme to enhance the health status of its employees.

The Managing Director of LBS, Mr Idowu Oguntona, disclosed this on Tuesday in Lagos during the second year anniversary celebrations of the company.

According to a statement by LBSL Spokesman, Mr Afolabi Olawale, the new health scheme LBSLCARES, would take care of the health of LBSL staff, including Bus Captains, for adequate medical attention and optimal service delivery.

Oguntona said that the decision of the company was premised on the belief that when the workforce is healthy, they would be more efficient in their deliverables.

 “The management of this company observed that the strength of this organisation lies in the collective ownership of the company’s vision and mission. This collective belief has over the years impacted the organisation positively.

“LBSL has grown in strength both in staff and in fleet, development is an indication of the genuine promise the agency made from the beginning of its operation to be the best transportation industry in Nigeria and in Africa.

 “Two-year ago, LBSL started operation with only 50 buses in its fleet and it has witness tremendous growth by increasing the fleet to 312 recently, with the collective effort of the state government,’’ Oguntona said.

He said that in the area of staff strength, the company started with less than 100 staff and today the staff strength has grown astronomically to 882.

He further stated that LBSL has been providing a reliable, safe and convenient transportation service for residents, saying that it had achieved 24 million ridership milestone mark as of July 31, 2021.

He, however, urged transport stakeholders not to relent in their unflinching support for LBSL and implored residents to use public bus transit which would eliminate traffic gridlock and also reduce cost of maintaining their vehicles.