Lagos - The LAGBUS Asset Management Ltd,
operators of LAGBUS metropolitan buses in Lagos on Wednesday said it would
offer free bus ride across all routes for residents on the New Year Day.
This is contained in a statement by Mrs Oluyemi Junaid, the
Public Relations Officer of the company.
The statement said that the gesture was aimed at easing
movement on New Year day for the residents.
"LAGBUS, operators of the “BIG RED BUSES” shall provide
Lagosians with free bus services on New Year Day.
"A move aimed at promoting use of public transportation as
well as reducing congestion on the roads during festive periods.
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"LAGBUS will provide free bus services across all its
routes,’’ it said.
The statement quotes the Managing Director of the company,
Mr Babatunde Disu, as saying that operations for the free bus ride starts from
7 a.m. and ends at 10 p.m. on all existing routes.
It added that the free bus service would ensure that fewer
vehicles were on the roads to prevent avoidable accidents which usually occured
during the festive periods.
The statement, quoting the managing director, said: "The is
also to use the medium to wish Lagosians a prosperous 2015''.
It pleaded with motorists not to drink and drive.