As part of efforts to reduce the tension by naira shortage and fuel scarcity faced in the country this past weeks, the Lagos state Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, has announced a 50% reduction on all Lagos State public transport systems from Thursday, February 9, 2022 with food banks set up at different locations of the state.
The announcement as contained in a series of tweets was made on the governor’s official Twitter page.
“Lagosians will enjoy a slash on fares on all BRT buses, LAGRIDE taxi scheme, First Mile and Last Mile buses, and Lagos Ferry Services, LAGFERRY , through the Cowry Card system for seven days, beginning from tomorrow“.
While assuring Lagosians of the Government’s commitment to help make life easier in this trying time, the governor said talks with the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation Limited, NNPCL, on ways to end the lingering fuel crisis is ongoing, insisting that there is now an improvement in the supply of petroleum products, with 24 hours work at petroleum stations approval, around the state.
Story: Elizabeth Ereke