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Okada Ban: Sanwo-Olu Adds 65 New Buses, Creates New Route For LBSL Operation



Okada Ban: Sanwo-Olu Adds 65 New Buses, Creates New Route For LBSL buses

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The Lagos State government would be expanding the operation of the state-own Lagos Bus Services Limited (LBSL) buses on more routes.

In a statement, the State government also revealed that more LBSL  buses will be added to existing routes. This will start on Monday 3 February. About 65 buses will be added to the existing fleet.

According to the Lagos State Governor, Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu, this initiative is to provide succour and ameliorate the hardship commuters might face as a result of the restriction order on the operators of motorcycles and tricycles in some parts of the State.

The Government has also vamped up water transportation services with the provision of 14 new Jetties to commence operations on Tuesday.

Recall that Gbenga Omotoso, the Commissioner for Information and Strategy, announced last week that the government would enforce the ban on motorcycles and tricycles in six local government areas, as well as major highways and bridges.

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According to the Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of LBSL; Idowu Oguntona, extending the services of the company to these locations would help reduce the vacuum created by the restriction order of Lagos State Government on Okada and Keke operators in some areas.

The full enforcement of the restriction on Keke and Okada commenced last Saturday.

The new routes where the LBSL will extend its services from today and the specified transport fares are:
  • Ikeja – Ogba: N100.
  • Berger – Ogba: N100.
  • Ikeja – CMS: N200.
  • Oshodi – Ajah: N500.
  • Obalende – Ajah: N250.
  • CMS – Ajah: N250.
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