The Lagos State Government on Thursday announced that residents of the state would enjoy free bus rides on Easter Monday, on its LAGBUS Asset Management Ltd buses.
A statement signed by Oluyemi Junaid, the LAGBUS Public Relations Officer said the free rides are aimed at promoting the use of public transportation, as well as reducing congestion on roads on the day.
“The Lagos State Government through LAGBUS will provide free bus rides to residents on Easter Monday, April 21.
“It is a move aimed at promoting the use of public transportation, as well as reducing congestion on Lagos roads on the day,” the statement said.
It said the free bus rides were also to celebrate the annual Lagos Carnival, tagged LASGIDI, which coincided with Easter Monday.
According to the statement, the rides will be provided on all LAGBUS routes across the metropolis, between 6 a.m. and 10 p.m.
The Managing Director of LAGBUS, Babatunde Disu, urged residents to be careful and moderate, in order to ensure a hitch-free celebration.
The government also on Wednesday announced free rides for its buses on the Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) routes, from Mile 12 to CMS, and the Bus Franchise Scheme (BFS) on the Ikotun-Igando-Iyana-Ipaja-Ikeja routes.