Chinese Yutong Storms Nigeria

•Yutong bus.
•Yutong bus.

Nigeria’s mass transit industry, including intra-city buses, inter-city (luxury) coaches, midi models and the long models designed for BRT (bus rapid transport) currently being operated by the Lagos State Government will soon heave a sigh of relief as a wide range of mass transit vehicles of Chinese origin is storming the Nigerian market on a mission to provide top quality services.

Citing the successful use of the Yutong vehicles as the official buses of the 2008 Beijing Olympics in China, the team behind the introduction of Yutong into the Nigerian market says the products have a track record of satisfactory performance – taking advantage of an interplay of strong points, like durability, fuel efficiency, favourable price-benefit analysis and a policy of solid after-sales support.

Speaking exclusively to P.M.News Motoring, the sales representative of Yutong in the West African sub-region, Mr Vincent Woo-Yu, and the brand’s officially accredited distributor in Nigeria, Alhaji S. O. Shittu, Chief Executive Officer of Lanre Shittu Nigeria Limited, assured that the vehicles’ would be at home on Nigeria’s rural and urban roads, because of their reputation for toughness.

Confirming Lanre Shittu as the Yutong marketer in Nigeria, Woo-Yu pledged that the manufacturers have not come to Nigeria to dump buses on the buying public. Rather, according to him, the bus maker is in conjunction with the distributor establishing a network of service/maintenance centres with regular stocks of replacement parts to ensure smooth motoring by customers.

Shittu confirmed that a variety of Yutong buses are being  introduced into the Nigerian market by his company, a leader in the sales and service of commercial vehicles in the country, including heavy duty trucks. He was particularly excited by the bright prospects of ZK 6118 HGA model, which is Yutong’s offering for city mass transit schemes or Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) as presently operated by the Gov Raji Fashola-led Lagos State Government.

Other models in the Yutong line-up coming to Nigeria include ZK6129H luxury coach; ZK6100 HB, which is not as big as the long coach; ZK 6831 HE, a medium-size luxury coach; and ZK 6608 D, a light-duty bus, among many others. The luxury coach features on-board provisions like toilet and video entertainment.

7 COMMENTS

  1. I admire the Lanre Shittu company to have the interest of the masses at heart and that of the profit he intends to make at the end of the transaction.
    Frankly speaking..the yutong buses displayed on this website with model number ZK 6118 HGA is not the right buses for nigerian masses and our system.All over the world including china itself as a nation,there have never been any country where such comfortable buses are used for intercity transport purpose.
    Please let us dont decieve ourselves and country all in the name of profit/buziness/contacts and contracts.
    Infant the old buses used by the LSTC which are abandoned at the oshodi office of the LSTC is far better if renovated than this buses that lagos state will be embarking on.Less i forget the present buses used in lagos state now from india or…are far far more better for the masses except somebody is telling us that the engines are not good enough,then the supplier or whoever involve in that transaction should be held responsible.
    I have a strong respect for Gov. Fashola and his vision…..Please baba take a second look .

  2. the chinese will be dumping rust buckets unto Lagos.The chinese cut corners in everything they do that the govt will be lucky to get 3years use from them.

  3. I imlore the NURTW,NATIONAL UNION OF COMMERCIAL BUS OPERATORS TO FORM A FORMIDABLE CO-OPERATIVE SO THAT THEY CAN SECURE LOANS FROM THE BANKS TO ENABLE THEM PURCHASE THESE BUSES. IT HAPPEND IN SOUTH AFRICA IN 2004 BECAUSE OF THE WORLD CUP, TODAY SOUTH AFRICA HAS AGOOD TRANSPORT SYSTEM.
    IN DOUALA, CAMEROUN WE USE TO HAVE SOTIC, WHICH WAS VERY EFFECTIVE UNTIL THE ECONOMIC CRISES CREPT IN CAMEROUN. I PERSONALLY BENEFITED FROM IT THEN AS YOUNG SCHOLAR RESIDING IN NEW BELL AREA OD DOUALA, AND ATTENDING ENGLISH SCHOOL AT BALI/ BONAJO AREA. THESE BUSES WERE ALL NUMBERED, UNLIKE HERE WHERE MOST OF THE BUSES PLY ONLY FROM IYANA-IPAJA TO CMS. WHAT A CONTRAST.
    BABAKOKOLOKO

  4. IS A GOOD DEVELOPMENT TO TRANSPORTATION IMPROVEMENT IN LAGOS STATE.AT LEAST WE KNOW THE TYPES OF COMMUTER BUSES BEING USE IN MEGA CITY LIKE LONDON,NEW YORK CITY AND PARIS,SO YUTONG MODEL KIND OF BUSES IS WELCOME AS A NEW FACE IN TRANSPORT SYSTEM IN LAGOS.

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