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Lagos State implements 25% discount on transport fare from today 

The Lagos State Government through the Lagos Metropolitan Area Transport Authority (LAMATA) has directed the implementation of a 25% transport fare discount on all Lagos State Public Transport System.  

This disclosure is contained in a public notice issued by LAMATA on Monday, November 6, 2023, and can be seen on its official X (formerly Twitter) account. 

LAMATA in its notice announced that the implementation of the  25% fare reduction will begin on Tuesday, November 7, 2023, on LAMATA-controlled transport bus and rail transport.  

Recall that days ago Naijaonpoint had reported that the Lagos State Government had directed that the 50% transport fare discount on all Lagos State Public Transport System implemented in response to Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu’s directive on August 2, 2023, should end last Sunday, thereby reverting transportation fares to their pre-discount rates.  

The agency disclosed that Governor Sanwo-Olu’s extension of the passenger fare reduction by 25 per cent across the Lagos State Public Transport System was due to appeals for the reinstatement of a 50% rebate for LAMATA-controlled bus and rail transport.  

The statement further explained the hike in the pump price of diesel within the three-month period of the rebate necessitated the government’s decision to initially put an end to the discount on the fares of  Lagos State Public Transport System announced in August.  

The statement from LAMATA reads,