LASG Announce a 50% cut in fares on all BRT buses, LAGRIDE And Others

Breaking: Due to the ongoing crisis in Naira, fuel crises in the nation, The Governor of Lagos State Babajide Sanwo-Olu has pull out plans to relieve her citizens in the area of transportation and food banks.

It is without no doubts that the hardship caused by fuel and change of Naira currency has worsen the living conditions of many Nigerians and Lagosians. This move by the governor will no doubt be a relieve package and also be welcome by Lagosians.

Dear Lagosians,

I have found it necessary to address the good people of Lagos, following some events in our dear country. The currency exchange and the fuel situation have, no doubt, raised the tension in the land. I commend our dear citizens for your patience and understanding in the face of hardship that you have experienced in recent days. Your resilience has been remarkable. You stood firm in the demonstration of your confidence in our ability to protect your interest in these difficult days.

The current situation has had telling effects on States, and we have taken some steps to cushion the effects on your wellbeing. To support you in weathering these stormy days, I hereby announce a 50% cut in fares on all our BRT buses, LAGRIDE taxi-scheme, First Mile and Last Mile buses, and Lagos Ferry Services (LAGFERRY). This will take effect from tomorrow (Thursday) for the next seven days. We will push out more Cowry Cards to enable more Lagosians get onboard our services.

I have also directed that food banks be set up in various parts of the State to cater for the vulnerable. We have identified stakeholders and organizations that will help distribute food stuff to the vulnerable people in various communities hit by the current situation. By this, we are not out to solve the entire economic crisis created by the currency swap programme, but we understand this is a difficult moment for vulnerable individuals. The relief will help until normalcy is restored.