The Lagos State Governor, Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu has approved a 46% fare increment on bus managed by the Lagos Bus Services Limited (LBSL). The new increase will take effect on 1st August 2020.
This was disclosed by the Chief Executive Officer of LBSL, Mr Idowu Oguntona, in a statement on Monday, July 20, 2020, that was signed by Mr Afolabi Olawale, the Public Affairs Officer of the company.
The LBSL boss said:
“The approval to use the BRT corridor by the governor is to further give the commuting public a better experience on Lagos roads.
“The increase in the number of passengers and fare become necessary in order to enable the company sustain its operations following the negative impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on public bus transportation.”
Oguntona pointed out that the government has also granted approval for the operators of the buses to transport passengers to its full capacity.
“The governor also approved LBSL’s request to increase the number of passengers per bus from 20 to 42 in strict observance of updated COVID-19 safety protocol as directed by the Nigerian Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) in the operation of public transport, whilst ensuring all other measures are in place,” he said.