Some Bus Rapid Transit commuters in Lagos State praised the state government on Friday for providing relief as the seven-day 50% fare reduction on state-run buses began.
The passengers talked with the News Agency of Nigeria in Lagos as Nigerians continued to struggle with cash and gasoline scarcity, necessitating the state government’s intervention.
Mr Jude Samuel, a rider on the BRT from Costain to Lagos, thanked Gov. Babajide Sanwo-Olu for providing relief when it was most needed.
Samuel stated that he was content to pay N200 to CMS rather than N400.
Mrs Remi Kuti, another passenger, stated that she intended to pay a visit to her sick mother.
brother who resides at Gberigbe in Ikorodu, but was not able to go until now due to the increase in fares.
Kuti said the reduction in fare by the government had, however, made her trip possible.
A pepper seller, Mrs Adijat Sulaimon, commended Gov. Sanwo-Olu for giving people another opportunity to manage the insufficient circulation of money in the country.
She said that the N300 reduction she enjoyed on her fare helped her a great deal and thanked the governor for the support and kind gesture toward Lagos residents.
A passenger at Ojota, Mrs Tina Osita, appreciated the government, but called for maintenance of the vehicles and long-term, rather than short-term reduction in fares.
A student awaiting university admission, Charles Ebenezer, lauded the government support during the cash crunch period.
The man is really helping