50% discount on brt fares to end Sunday – lamata
Written by AIGBOKHAEBHO OKHUELEIGBE on November 4, 2023
The Lagos Metropolitan Area Transport Authority has announced the end of the 50% transport fare discount on BRT which was implemented in response to Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu’s directive on August 2, 2023.
This was made known in a statement shared by the Lagos Metropolitan Area Transport Authority on its X (formerly twitter) account on Saturday.
LAMATA disclosed that the temporary 50% fare reduction will end this Sunday, with transportation fares reverting to their pre-August 2 rates on Monday 6th November, 2023.
The agency advised residents to take note of the change and to make the necessary preparations for the resumption of regular transport fare rates that were in place before the adjustment made in August.
The statement reads in part:
The 50% rebate in transport fare in the regulated transport system in Lagos ends on Sunday, The 50% fare rebate was announced by Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu on August 2, 2023.
The public is hereby informed that from Monday, November 6, 2023, transport fare will return to the pre-2nd August 2023 rate.
The 50% price reduction on BRT fares was announced by the Lagos State Government in response to the economic challenges owing to the fuel subsidy removal by President Tinubu.
It was intended to give Lagosians succour as a result of the hike in transportation fares from the fuel price hike.