Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu of Lagos state has slashed BRT fares by 50% and also reduced danfo fares by 25%.
Sanwo-Olu made the announcement while addressing journalists at the State House, Ikeja, at the end of a with security agencies such as the Army, Police and the Navy on Monday, July 31.
The Lagos state Governor also revealed that the number of Lagos State staff buses will be increased, adding that new buses have been purchased for distribution soon.
The 50 per cent reduction will be reflected on the transportation fare charged by buses operated by BRT, under the supervision of the Lagos Metropolitan Area Transport Authority, LAMATA, from Wednesday, August 2.
It is also expected that leaders of transport workers in the informal sector (danfo) will also announce a 25% transport fare reduction today. Governor Sanwo-Olu who revealed that the decision was taken to cushion the effect of removal of fuel subsidy by the Federal Government as well as the harsh economic situation in the country, added that the state will commence distribution of food packs such as rice, beans and cassava flour (garri) to the vulnerable people in the state.