Saturday, October 4, 2014 8:06 am
Residents of Lagos state commuting on Lagos government owned buses will enjoy a free ride today.
It’s after all Sallah day.
Mr Dayo Mobereola, the Managing Director, Lagos Metropolitan Area Transport Authority (LAMATA), announced government gesture this in a statement issued by the company’s External Relations Officer, Mr Kolawole Ojelabi.
Mobereola said: “in order to ease the movement of commuters during the Eid-el-Kabir celebration, the Lagos State Government is offering Lagos residents free bus ride on Saturday, Oct. 4, 2014.“
He urged the public to keep faith with the government in all its transport projects, aimed at making life and movement easier for residents.
He said “commuters along the Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) route will enjoy free ride from Mile 12 to CMS, while those on the Bus Franchise Scheme (BFS) will ride free on Ikotun-Igando-Iyana-Ipaja-Ikeja.”
He called on Nigerians to reflect on the significance of the celebration, which is sacrificial giving and urged that it should not be reduced to mere eating and drinking alone.
The managing director called on all to use the holiday to reflect on the current security challenges being faced in the country and prayed for its quick end.
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