Lagos State residents enjoy free bus rides from LAGBUS

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Lagos State Government on Thursday announced that residents of the state would enjoy free bus rides on Easter Monday, on its LAGBUS Asset Management Ltd buses. Governor Babatunde Fashola also urged residents to be security conscious and to report unusual situations during the Easter period.

Mrs Oluyemi Junaid, the LAGBUS Public Relations Officer in a statement said the free rides are aimed at promoting the use of public transportation, as well as reducing congestion on roads on the day.

“The Lagos State Government through LAGBUS will provide free bus rides to residents on Easter Monday, April 21.

“It is a move aimed at promoting the use of public transportation, as well as reducing congestion on Lagos roads on the day,’’ the statement said.

It said the free bus rides were also to celebrate the annual Lagos Carnival, tagged LASGIDI, which coincided with Easter Monday.

According to the statement, the rides will be provided on all LAGBUS routes across the metropolis, between 6 a.m. and 10 p.m.

The Managing Director of LAGBUS, Mr. Babatunde Disu, urged residents to be careful and moderate, in order to ensure a hitch-free celebration.

The government on Wednesday also announced free rides for its buses on the Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) routes, from Mile 12 to CMS, and the Bus Franchise Scheme (BFS) on the Ikotun-Igando-Iyana-Ipaja-Ikeja routes.

Fashola gave the advice while handing over Addo/Addo-Kekere/Lamgbasa/Kajola network of roads and Ajah-Badore Road in Eti-Osa Local Government Area of the state.

He urged travellers and residents to be alert and vigilant at motor parks and to be proactive to raise alarm on suspicious characters and situations.

“If you see something unusual, say something,’’ he said.

The governor also urged the local government to prevail on an individual who wanted to take over a park belonging to Kids Clean Club in the area to apply restraint.

According to him, the construction is part of the strategic inner road development of the state government to connect communities.

“Along the axis is also the Badore Jetty Terminal being constructed by the state government.
“When completed, there will be a seamless link of the road and water transportation,’’ he said. (NAN)

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