Tuesday, 23 December 2014

Free Bus Rides In Lagos!

Put on your dress, I put on my sneakers, put on your dancing shoes, tell Mr Dj to turn on the music let the music play oooooo.......yea!! Gov Fashola has added a joyous note to the holiday!!

The Lagos State Government, through operators of the Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) and Bus Franchise Scheme (BFS), will provide free bus ride to Lagosians on December 25, 2014 and January 1, 2015 respectively.

According to Daily Independent, Mr. Dayo Mobereola, the Managing Director of Lagos Metropolitan Area Transport Authority (LAMATA), said the free bus ride would enable Lagosians move around the city smoothly.

He noted that the free bus service, which started in 2008, has assisted in reducing congestion and accident on the roads during the festive periods, adding that the free bus services to be provided by the First BRT Cooperative on the Mile 12 to CMS Bus Rapid Transit system corridor and the Ikotun-Igando-Iyana-Ipaja-Maryland Bus Franchise Scheme corridor, would run between 7.00am and 10.00pm.

He also said the First BRT Cooperative, operator of the Bus Rapid Transit (BRT), would offer free services on Mile 12 – CMS, Mile 12 – Obalende, Ajah to National Stadium, Ajah – Obalende, Mile 12 – National Stadium, Mile 2 – National Stadium, Oshodi – Obalende and Oshodi – National Stadium routes. 

On the Bus Franchise Scheme (BFS) corridor, he said free services would be offered on the Ikotun – Ikeja – Maryland, Iyana Ipaja – Maryland, Ikotun – Iyana Ipaja, Igando – Iyana Ipaja, Igando – Ikeja, and Igando – Maryland routes.

Mobereola appealed to those driving, to drive with care and observe all traffic rules.
He also reminded road users of the existence of the Lagos Traffic Law and warned against disobeying the law under the guise of the public holiday.

While wishing all Lagosians merry Christmas and prosperous New Year, Mobereola called for moderation during the festivity.

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