Governor Sanwo-Olu announces 50 percent fare reduction on all Lagos state-owned transport services

Lagos state governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, has ordered a 50 percent reduction in the prices of all state-owned transport services.


TMY Newspapers reports that the transport services comprise Bus Rapid Transit (BRT), Lagos ride taxis, ferries, and other transportation services in the state.


This slash comes in the face of prolonged petrol and cash scarcity, which has thrown residents of the state into much and untold hardship.


Speaking on Wednesday, Governor Sanwo-Olu said ghis administration will cut down transport fares and make provision for food banks in vulnerable places in the state to “cushion the effects of what our citizens are facing.”


“I have directed that from tomorrow (Thursday), on all of our Lagos bus system, all of our BRT buses, on all of our LAGRIDE taxis, all our ferries, boats, and LASTMA buses and small buses we have in the state, that they should be carrying passengers at 50 percent of the current fare,” Sanwo-Olu said.


Continuing, the governor said “This will continue to happen using their Cowry cards and we want to further make Cowry cards available for all willing citizens. We have over 3 million cards out there that are being used, we believe we will make them a lot more available.


“So, for the next one week, passengers will enjoy a 50 percent discount from tomorrow morning.


“You will also see us distributing food items, foodstuff that we are making arrangements for. And we have tens of thousands that are already ready and we will be identifying various locations in which we will be distributing these food packs so that we can cushion the effect on all our citizens”, added governor Sanwo-Olu.

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