Lagos Govt approves a 46% increase on all LBSL bus fares & services

07/23/2020

Posted by: Oluwaseun Solomon

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Lagos State government has recently approved an average of 46% increase on all bus fares and services offered by the Lagos Bus Services Limited. Read more!

An outburst of reaction from Lagosians is “looming” as Lagos state government recently gave its approval to the LBSL (Lagos Bus Services Limited) for an immediate increase of 46% on all bus fares and services offered by the organization.

Mr. Kolawole Ojelabi, the Assitant Director of Corporate Communication at LAMATA (Lagos Metropolitan Transportation Authority) revealed in a recent statement that this new 46% increase in charges is expected to take immediate effect starting August 1st.

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LBSL has gotten the approval of Lagos state government to increase charges by 46% for all of its services

Mr. Kolawole Ojelabi in his statement disclosed that Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu has given the “go-ahead” for LBSL to review its bus fares following an initial plea by the company to the government. The company claims that the new transport guidelines enforced to curb the current COVID-19 pandemic is negatively affecting public transport operators thereby requiring the “hike” in price to avoid getting out of business.

According to reports, the governor has also approved that the LBSL should increase the number of passengers each of its buses convey per trip while still observing the mandatory COVID-19 public transport protocols directed by the NCDC. Similarly, the reports also claim that Governor Sanwo-Olu has given the LBSL permission allowing its BRT buses to make use of the special bus lanes across the state which will make journey times even more predictable. LBSL on its own part promises that the approved increase in fares will help to improve operational efficiency during this crucial period.

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This report is coming exactly 5 months after the government of Lagos state rolled out more buses to tackle the challenges of public road transport in the state. Below is a press video showing the reactions of some Lagosians back then;

  Lagos govt rolls out more buses to ease transportation

Now that the government has approved 46% price hike; How will Lagosians react? We just have to wait and see.

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Oluwaseun Solomon is a prolific and diligent automobile writer at Naijauto.com. He's also an experienced digital marketer and a creative multimedia developer that specializes in video editing. He currently contributes informative and easy to read articles on topics covering transportation, traffic updates, auto industry updates, and different car reviews.
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