Okada/Keke Marwa ban: Lagos govt releases 65 new buses to ply major roads

Lagos State Governor Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu has directed the management of Lagos Bus Services Limited; to deploy a fleet of 65 buses along major routes from Monday, February 3, 2020.

According to the governor, this will provide succour and ameliorate the hardship commuters might face; as a result of the restriction order on the operators of motorcycles and tricycles in some parts of the state.

The new routes where the LBSL will extend its services from today, Monday; and the specified transport fares include:

1. Ikeja – Ogba: N100

2. Berger – Ogba: N100

3. Ikeja – CMS: N200

4. Oshodi – Ajah: N500

5. Obalende – Ajah: N250

6. CMS – Ajah: N250

7. Inner Marina – Ajah: N250

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According to its Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer, Mr. Idowu Oguntona, extending the services of the company to these locations would help reduce the vacuum the restriction order of Lagos State Government on Okada and Keke operators in some areas had created.

Oguntona added that the company would release more buses very soon; while maintaining that commuters will enjoy the pleasure and comfort of riding in the new buses along these routes.

Reported that residents of Lagos lamented about the situation on Saturday.

Many of them who went out couldn’t arrive at their various destinations early; stressing that the lack of okada and keke marwa was the major cause.

While others had to trek long distances; before they could locate a mini bus to board.

Ng daily

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