Lagos govt cancels 50% slash in BRT, others

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The Lagos State government has cancelled the 50 percent slash in transport fares on the Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) and others in the state.

Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu announced the reduction of transport fares for state-owned buses on July 31 to cushion the effects of the fuel subsidy removal in the state.

He also directed a 25 percent reduction for commercial buses on all routes to reduce the hardship caused by the policy.

The measure took effect on August 2.

READ ALSO: Lagos reduces BRT, others costs by 50%

The Lagos Metropolitan Area Transport Authority (LAMATA) announced a reversion to the old transport fare effective from November 6 in a public notice on Saturday.

“The 50% rebate in transport fare in the regulated transport system in Lagos ends on Sunday

“Starting from Monday, November 6, 2023, transport fare will return to the pre-2nd August 2023 rate,” LAMATA wrote.

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