Lagos state government approves 50% cut in transport fare

Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu of Lagos State announced a 50 percent reduction in transportation fares in Lagos State on Wednesday.

Governor Sanwo-Olu, while talking to journalists at the Lagos House in Marina, said that the reduction in transportation fares on the roads and waterways would take effect next week and was a way to help reduce the hardship many Lagosians were going through.

The governor said that the BRT buses and first- and last-mile buses have been directed to charge 50 percent of the current fare to reduce the hardship of the naira swap on residents.

“To further support Lagosians to weather these stormy days, I hereby announce the following measures: A 50 percent cut in fares on all our BRT buses, LAGRIDE taxi-scheme, First Mile and Last Mile buses, and Lagos Ferry Services (LAGFERRY),” the governor said.

“This will take effect from Thursday for the next seven days. We will push out more Cowrie Cards to enable more Lagosians to get on board our services.”