INSIDEMAINLAND – The Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, has approved free Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) rides for Lagosians on Christmas and New Year day.
This disclosure is contained in a statement issued by the Managing Director of Lagos Metropolitan Area Transport Authority (LAMATA), Mrs Abimbola Akinajo.
Akinajo said that Lagosians would be offered free BRT services along the Ikorodu to TBS, Oshodi to Abule Egba and Lagos Badagry Expressway BRT routes.
Passengers were urged to get their tickets from appropriate quarters at no cost in order to gain access to the trains and ensure they observe Covid-19 protocols.
Akinajo said the package was offered in the spirit of joy of Christmas, adding that Governor Sanwo-Olu is convinced that the best way to end the year and begin a new one is with hope.
Akinajo in her statement said, “Lagosians must, therefore, enter the New Year, which promises to change and improve commuter experience, in comfort.
“The Governor has given his promise for the commencement of passenger operations on the first two phases of the state’s rail lines – Blue and Red line.
“He has demonstrated this commitment by the completion of both rail lines by sourcing funds for their completion and provision of rolling stock.
“What is therefore expected of us is to support him so that we are able to realise his vision.’’