One man’s poison is another man’s food
By Bilesanmi Abayomi
Following the ban on tricycles , motorcycles in 5 local governments across the state by Gov. Babajide Sanwoolu commuters have since expand their views and think outside Keke and Okada Ban to commute from one place to the other through Suzuki Mini bus popularly known as korope.
Korope is a eight seater bus just a little spacious than Keke marwa that carries just five passengers with driver. It’s fuel economical and spare parts are abundant in the market. Ever since the restriction of Okada and others it has become the beautiful bride of thousands of passengers.
According to telepathy findings the mini bus operators has been so much excited in the surge Okeke Marwa and Okada as they popular called ban triggers.
The insufficient number of these buses is where a smart investor can invest their money to améliorate the suffering and smilling phase Lagosians are currently going through coupled with the horrible traffic conditions.
The cost of procuring korope various 700,000 to 800,000 conversion, documents, car park registration, guaranteed drivers, Lagos State driving institute Id Card, driver license are the few requirements needed to launch the transport business.
Weekly hire purchase value 1.1M to 1.3 M, weekly delivery ranges between 20,000 to 25,000 to be paid within 1year. Shit business money doesn’t stinks asked Rasheed Awofeso of the Child Protection Network in Kosofe. Thus , One can drive it as well.
Some of the operators also make some special arrangement with parents to pick and drop their children in school and return them daily.
The second or third hand value of Korope is guaranteed after the completion of the hire purchase payment the driver can still use it for another 2 to 3 years if its well maintained.