After the ban of the most sorted after transportation means in Lagos, Okada, Lagos State Government has given Lagosians reasons to smile with the conclusion of plans to provide free bus ride to residents of the state but only for the Ileya festival.
Lagos Metropolitan Area Transport Authority, LAMATA, management, has announced that there will be free Bus Rapid Transit( BRT) on Friday for the celebration of Eid- Kabir
Also, to eradicate or limit waste accumulation, Lagos Waste Management Authority, LAWMA, is set to distribute about a million free trash bags for adequate waste collection and effective disposal during the period.
According to the Director of LAMATA, Dr. Dayo Mobereola, the free buses ‘will in particular facilitate easy movement of Muslim faithful to different praying centers across the state’.
Mobereola, said the service would run for 13 hours starting at 7.00a.m. and ends at 10.00p.m.
The buses will offer free services from Mile 12 – CMS, Mile 12 – Obalende, Ajah to National Stadium, Ajah – Obalende, Mile 12 – National Stadium, Mile 2 – National Stadium, Oshodi – Obalende and Oshodi – National Stadium routes.
On the Bus Franchise Scheme (BFS) corridor, free services will be offered on the Ikotun – Ikeja – Maryland, Iyana Ipaja – Maryland, Ikotun – Iyana Ipaja, Igando – Iyana Ipaja, Igando – Ikeja, and Igando – Maryland routes.
Distribution of the bags, which commenced five years ago, will be done through the PSP operators to ensure that refuse is properly bagged and disposed in covered bins.