Lagosians will be treated to a free bus ride on Bus Rapid Transit, BRT on Christmas and New Year days.
The Managing Director of the Lagos Metropolitan Area Transport Authority, LAMATA, Engr. Abimbola Akinajo disclosed this in a statement.
Akinajo said, “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 commuter experience, in comfort.
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“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 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 realize his vision,” she added.
The BRT offer is open to the Ikorodu to TBS, Oshodi to Abule Egba, and Lagos Badagry Expressway BRT corridors on both days
In other news, President Muhammadu Buhari also approved declared free train rides for Nigerians from December 24, 2021, to January 4, 2022.
Managing Director, Nigeria Railway Corporation, Fidet Okhiria, who disclosed this in a statement on Friday, explained that the decision was to ” help ease the cost of transportation and enable citizens to move easily enjoy the festive period”.
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