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JUST IN: Lagos State Government Slashes Transportation Fares by 50%

The Lagos State Government has slashed the costs of transportation of all state-owned transport systems by 50 per cent.

POLITICS NIGERIA reports that Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu announced the measures at a press briefing on Monday at the Lagos House, Ikeja.

He said the slash in price is done to cushion the effects of the fuel subsidy removal.

The government also pledged to distribute foodstuff to the vulnerable in the state.

He said that the government is working towards rolling out these palliatives to lessen the pain that the removal of subsidy has brought on the citizens.

The governor added that modalities have also been put in place by the informal transportation sector, especially the yellow buses, to slash their charges by 25 per cent.

The 50 per cent slash in transportation costs by the government will take effect from Wednesday, August 2, 2023.