Lagos State Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu has approved free rides on Bus Rapid Transit, BRT, for residents on Christmas and New Year days.
On both days, residents will be able to take advantage of free bus commuter services along the Ikorodu to TBS, Oshodi to Abule Egba, and Lagos Badagry Expressway BRT lines.
According to a statement issued by the Managing Director of the Lagos Metropolitan Area Transport Authority, LAMATA, Engr. Abimbola Akinajo, through Assistant Director, Corporate Communication, Kolawole Ojelabi, the free commuter bus service is being offered to residents in the spirit of joy, love, and peace.
“Mr Governor is convinced that the best way to end the year and begin a new one is with hope, having faced many hardships during 2021. Lagosians must therefore enter the New Year, which promises to change and improve the 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 Redline. He has demonstrated this commitment to 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”, the statement said.
While expressing gratitude to all residents, the message also urged them to follow all existing Covid-19 safety requirements and travel safely.