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Lagos state to employ 1000 graduates as Bus Conductors

According to reports, the National President of the Bus Conductors Association of Nigeria, BCAN, Comrade Israel Ade Adeshola through the Lagos State ministry of transportation said it would employ 1000 graduates from different Universities as Bus Conductors.

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Comrade Adeshola in an interview with newsmen also disclosed that the new policy of the Lagos state government under the leadership of Governor Akinwunmi Ambode is collaborating with the association to give Bus Conducting profession a new look.

According to him, “presently Lagos state government through the Lagos State Drivers Institute, LASDRI is training and accrediting conductors in the state, adding that after the training the graduands would be employed as Bus Conductors and would be on the payroll of the government with a salary worth of N50,000 per month.

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“The objective is to make the job of bus conducting attractive, respected and dignified as obtainable globally”, he said.

Adeshola explained that there is a project in the pipeline by the state government to change the face of transportation system to enhance security and also provide employment opportunity in the state. Speaking on the vision of the association, he said, since the establishment in 2008, it has been working relentlessly with the federal government through the national assembly as well as some state governments to establish its presence.

8 Comments on Lagos state to employ 1000 graduates as Bus Conductors

  1. Nigeria has been reduced to brain drain. Whoever idea this was, it’s terrible to use college graduates as bus conductors. This is why Nigeria is lagging behind, not using their educated kids in their field of studies. Bus conductors today, tomorrow shit conductors/inspectors.

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  2. Here my son do go to school. Work hard. Study biology and physics and math. Get a university degree. You never know. You might be lucky to get a job as a bus conductor.

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  3. Well said Henry and Friday!
    But we shouldn’t be quick to forget the case of Dangote, who had a similar scenario to this, by placing truck driving advert for graduates. People kept wailing and cursing, but at the end, he got 6 phd holders, MSc, Bsc and Diploma holders who became employees of the gentleman’s company.
    Yes Nigerian pupils don’t have to go to school, study hard, only to become a conductor at the end of the day. But then, reality is that current situation is so bad, that applicants for this job will come in tens of thousands.
    My opinion is that, people have a choice to or not to apply for these openings, we all should be patient and wait for number of applicants for this job, that will be advertised in due course.

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  4. Well said Henry and Friday!
    But we shouldn’t be quick to forget the case of Dangote, who had a similar scenario to this, by placing truck driving advert for graduates. People kept wailing and cursing, but at the end, he got 6 phd holders, MSc, Bsc and Diploma holders who became employees of the gentleman’s company.
    I agree Nigerian pupils don’t have to go to school, study hard, only to become a conductor at the end of the day. But then, reality is that current situation is so bad, that applicants for this job will come in tens of thousands.
    My opinion is that, people have a choice to or not to apply for these openings, we all should be patient and wait for number of applicants for this job, that will be advertised in due course.

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  5. With all the science you have read what innovation has come from it, when likes of you read engineering and Tomorrow sit in a bank as a BO1 and you are crying brain drain…Educational knowledge is transferable and the process of service rendered has a resemblance to each other no matter the discipline. Stop being “brain dead” and think beyond your 4*4 limiting faculty. Thanks…@friday & @henry

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  6. 50k monthly, will get some people-skill, you may get promoted to a new position and above all you now have a steady job. Go for it graduates! Great idea by Lagos state.

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  7. This tantamounts to putting square pegs in round holes. Have you read about “The Rich Dad and Poor Dad”. There are lots of school leavers that could be trained for such skills. It is not about N50,000 but job satisfaction and bringing out the best from labour as a factor of production. What is the message that Lagos state is passing across to parents, guardians and higher college students that are being sponsored by the former-it is a disincentive to seek for higher knowledge! Rather, a greater portion of the state’s resources should be chanelled towards making fresh graduates to become creative entrepreneurs and contribute their own quota to the country’s productive capacity. The small and medium scale enterprises are the engine of growth and development in the developed economies. I wonder what is happening in this part of the world! Mr Whyte is a Ph.D student, University of Ibadan.

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  8. Theatre of the absurd!

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