Lagosians are enjoying the holiday and all the perks that come with it. The Executive Governor of Lagos State Babajide Olusola Sawo-Olu has declared that all rides on the popular Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) on Christmas Day December 25, 2019 and New Year Day January 1, 2020 will be free of charge. He also declared free toll pass on the stated days.
Lagosians can ride free BRT bus on New Year day
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The mandate was implemented yesterday as Lagosians went about their various Christmas activities without having to pay for BRT services or toll pass. The buses were available in all areas of the state, taking residents to their various locations. The same activity is expected to continue on New Year Day according to the Governor’s direction.
Since coming into office, Sanwo-Olu has been committed to making transportation in the state as seamless as possible for the masses. He has taken measures to reduce the heavy traffic the Centre of Excellence is infamous for. Some of these measures include declaring free pass in the city’s toll gates on some days and at certain hours. Come January 1, 2020, the Ikoyi toll gate will go digital. Cash payments will no longer be accepted from motorists plying that route. This will help reduce traffic in the area.