From April 1, Lagos residents to resume 100% payment of their bus fares

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Beginning April 1, 2023, residents of Lagos State will be required to pay in full for government-owned vehicles known as BRT.

According to reports, this is because the state government ended the 50% discount on bus tickets in the state.

It will be remembered that Lagos State Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu commanded a 50% price reduction.

He claimed the move was made to alleviate the suffering caused by the country’s fuel scarcity and cash crunch.

However, in a new development, the Lagos Metropolitan Area Transport Authority (LAMATA) announced on Tuesday that the price cuts had ended.

LAMATA announced on their Twitter account that fares on state-owned buses will revert to 100 percent on April 1.

“With effect from Saturday, April 1, bus fare on all regulated buses — BRT, standard, and FLM — shall revert to 100% rate,” according to the notice.

“Lagos State Governor, Babajide Olusola Sanwo-Olu, approved a 50% reduction in bus fares on Wednesday, February 8, 2023, in response to the cash crunch caused by the recent currency swap.”

“Following the Supreme Court and Federal Government’s pronouncements on the use of old notes alongside new notes and the restoration of system stability, the 50% rebate is hereby terminated.”

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