Unlike customary practice, the Lagos State Government has announced that it would not provide free rides on its Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) transport on Sallah Day.
The Managing Director of the state-owned buses, LSBL, Mr. Fola Tinubu, acknowledged that the state government used to provide free rides during major festivities.
However, this time he announced that “There’s no free ride.”
Also speaking, Mr Afolabi Olawale, the Public Affairs Officer of LBSL, said that the free ride had been suspended since Easter celebrations over the outbreak and spread of Coronavirus.
Olawale noted that Muslims had also been told to pray at home during the season because of the deadly virus.
“Free ride has been suspended for Easter, Eid-el-Fitr as well as for this Eid-el-Kabir. This is because nobody is going to any prayer ground nor for any economic activities.
“So, we are to stay at home and keep safe,” he said.
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