Lagos Government Returns 25 Per Cent Transport Subsidy After Outcry

Reactions As Lagos Govt Stops 50% Public Transport Discount

The Lagos State government has returned a 25 per cent subsidy on government-controlled transport systems in the state.

Making this disclosure in a tweet on Monday evening, Lagos Metropolitan Area Transport Unit (LAMATA) revealed that the state government decided to partially return the subsidy on transportation after calls from state citizens to reinstate the subsidy.

The state government revealed that the new subsidy will take effect from Tuesday, November 7, 2023, detailing that the new pricing will be effective until another review is announced.

“Responding to calls for the reinstatement of the 50% rebate on fare for regulated bus and rail transport, Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu has directed the implementation of 25% discount beginning from Tuesday, November 7, 2023,” the statement by LAMATA read.

Vox9ja had earlier reported that the Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, on Saturday removed the 50 per cent subsidy it initially placed on the government-controlled transportation system in the state.

Recall that in the wake of the hardship occasioned by the removal of the fuel subsidy, the Lagos state government in August announced a 50 per cent subsidy on the government-controlled transportation system.

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The subsidy was, however, removed by the weekend, resulting in a public uproar with citizens of the state labelling the government to be insensitive.

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