PDP Berates Sanwo-Olu Over Planned Hike In Lagos BRT Fare

Lagos PDP chairman Philip Aivoji and Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu


The opposition said it was unjustifiable for the APC-led government to blame the hike on pump price of diesel and the unavailability of spare parts.

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Lagos has faulted the increase in the fare for Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) across various routes in the state, urging reversal of the plan.The state publicity secretary of the party, Hakeem Amode, in a statement on Saturday in Lagos, berated Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu for approving the hike.

Mr Amode said that it was unjustifiable for the APC-led government to blame the hike on the pump price of diesel from N187 to N830 and the unavailability of spare parts.

He said that with the daily crippling economic situation being experienced by Lagosians, the government showed lack of compassion and total disregard for their plight.

“The Sanwo-Olu-led APC administration has completely abdicated its responsibility to the people of the state, and turned a blind eye to their  predicament.

“The few ‘luxuries’ that the people benefit from the state are being taken away. Now is not the time for any form of increment, as the people of the state have suffered enough under this unsympathetic government,” he said.

The opposition spokesperson said the proposed increase should be “shelved so as not to worsen the citizens’ situation in the face of dilapidated infrastructure, insecurity, hunger, rise in crime”, among other hardships.

Governor Sanwo-Olu had on Thursday approved a flat rate increase by N100 in bus fares for all BRT and standard routes with effect from July 13.

With the increase, a bus ride from Ikorodu-TBS will now cost N600 from N500 while Berger to Ajah is now N700, up from N600.

Also, Oshodi to Abule Egba will cost N450 from N350 and Abule-Egba-CMS-Obalende will attract a fare of N600.




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