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Mixed Reactions Trail Resumption Of 100% Payment On Bus Fares In Lagos




Some residents of Lagos State have taken to the micro blogging platform Twitter to react to the resumption of 100% payment on government bus fares in the state.

Naija News earlier reported that residents of the state would go back to 100% payment of government owned buses popularly known as BRT starting from April 1, 2023.

It was gathered that the state government discontinued the 50% slash in prices of bus fares in the state.

It would be recalled that the Lagos State Governor,  Babajide Sanwo-Olu ordered a slash in prices to 50%.

A move he said was to cushion the hardship caused by the fuel scarcity and cash crush faced by Nigerians.

However, in a recent development, the Lagos Metropolitan Area Transport Authority (LAMATA) on Tuesday, disclosed that the slash in prices had come to an end.

LAMATA in a public notice posted on their Twitter account said fares of state-owned buses will return to a 100 percent rate on April 1.

However, several mixed reactions from netizens have since trailed the notice from LAMATA.

Below are some of the reactions:

“Election yaf finished, its understandable.”

“Awwww, ko si Yoruba ronu again? Honeymoon ti tan abii? Apc supporters should be exempted mbok. 🤣🤣🤣.”

“100% is to much for us. @MetroLagos should look into it. Entry 500 bus in the morning 500 in afternoon is not child’s play.”

“I love this. You can increase it to 200%. We will pay”

“Is the 100% full return also inclusive of returning A/C back into the buses? Because there’s no need paying full rates for a BRT bus with 49 sitting, 99 standing and no A/C”

“So government also do APRIL FOOL, we all understand it’s a joke…..April 1st.”

“Only Igbos will pay for the increased bus fare. Thanks to Dayo and Yoruba Ronu 😫”

“Thanks for your support in this trying time. I wish to inform you that your bus with no 240217 charged 100% from Mile2 to CMS today 29/03/2023 at 06:52am against the announced 1st April. Kindly ensure that we are refunded as soon as possible.

“Thank you.”

“Una do this one o🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣promo over, una go tire, this tribal war you are encouraging, body go pain una.”

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“100% in this critical time…No na”