Lagos Metropolitan Area Transport Authority (LAMATA) begins use of Yoruba language in train announcements.
The Lagos Assembly earlier summoned LAMATA over non-use of Yoruba language in train announcements.
The Lagos Metropolitan Area Transport Authority (LAMATA) has began the use of yoruba language together with English language for announcements and instructions in its train services.
Jubril Gawat, Senior Special Assistant on News Media to Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu, made this known in a tweet on Wednesday September 13th.
“Today at the Marina Train Station, Officers at the Station have continued announcements in Yoruba together with English language.”
Lagos Motoring Team had on Monday reported that the Lagos State House Assembly invited LAMATA to appear and explain the reasons behind its refusal to adopt the use of the language for announcements and instructions in its train service.
Part of the Lagos Motoring Team report reads :
“The House noted the importance of Yoruba language for passing information to passengers on the trains since it would help some of them, especially new users, easily understand what to do.
“The House further noted that since 2017 when the bill on compulsory teaching of Yoruba Language in schools was passed, the State had made conscious efforts to encourage the use of the language in public places adding that this should be sustained.”