The Lagos Metro Transport Authority (LAMATA) announced that the BRT bus fares on routes operated by Lagos Bus Services Limited (LBSL) have increased by an average of 46%.
Mr. Kolawole Ojelabi, Assistant Director of Corporate Communications at LAMATA, announced the news in a statement and said that the price increase will take effect on August 1.
Ojelabi also said that Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu approved the increase.
“Due to the negative impact of the bus operating company on the COVID-19 pandemic, the bus operating company is required to maintain operations, so Sanwo-Olu agreed to review bus fares.
“The governor also approved the LBSL’s requirements to increase the number of passengers per bus from 20 to 42 in accordance with the instructions of the Nigerian Centers for Disease Control (NCDC) in public transportation operations and following the updated COVID-19 protocol. In place.
Ojelabi said: “Sanwo-Olu granted the LBSL BRT bus access to the dedicated bus lanes in Lagos State, so the driving time in corridors with bus lanes is predictable.”