Lagos discontinues 50% slash in fares tomorrow
The Lagos State Government has discontinued the 50 per cent reduction in fares of buses owned by the state.
In a statement released by the Lagos Metropolitan Area Transport Authority (LAMATA), the state government said fares of state-owned buses will return to a 100 per cent rate effective April 1, 2023.
Early last month, Lagos State governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, announced a 50 per cent reduction in prices of all state-owned transport services, adding that the measure was to reduce the hardship faced by residents over petrol and cash scarcity.
However, LAMATA, on Tuesday, said fares of state-owned buses will return to a 100 per cent rate on April 1.
“With effect from Saturday, April 1, bus fare on all regulated buses — BRT, standard and FLM — shall revert to 100 per cent rate,” the statement noted.