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Lagos state government reduces bus fares by 50 percent

The Lagos State Government has slashed the fares of state-owned buses by 50 per cent to cushion the effect of the fuel subsidy removal, a development which is expected to take effect from Wednesday

Penpushing reports that Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu made this known on Monday in a video shared via Twitter by his media aide, Jubril Gawat, adding that effective from Wednesday all public transportation that are being controlled by LAMATA will be plying all the routes of Lagos at 50 per cent discount

“Immediately from Wednesday, all public transportation that are being controlled by Lagos Metropolitan Area Transport Authority(LAMATA) …will be plying all the routes of Lagos at 50 per cent discount. And all commuters will start enjoying a 50 per cent rebate on the current transport fare currently being charged on all of these buses and it will start immediately on Wednesday’, Sanwo-Olu wrote

Penpushing further reports that the Governor explained that the reduction cannot take effect on Tuesday because the authorities need to do a lot of configuration and they need to do all of their validation so that that can happen from Wednesday.

The Governor affirmed that decision has been taken and has been communicated with them, while he also announced 25 per cent reduction in Yellow buses fare, which he said will be announced officially by their body.

‘For the informal buses, they are also going to make pronouncements today and we have also agreed with them that they will be doing 25 per cent deduction on their buses, all of the Yellow buses we have on the street,” he said.

‘They will also make a formal announcement maybe later today, that will probably take effect maybe tomorrow or latest on Wednesday. They are also having their meeting as we speak right now’, Sanwo-Olu stated

Penpushing also reports that the Governor in similar vein, announced the expansion of the fleet of staff buses for the workers in the state public service to cushion the effect of the subsidy removal.

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