The LAGBUS Asset Management Ltd, operators of LAGBUS metropolitan buses, said in Lagos on Wednesday it would offer free bus rides across all routes for residents on the New Year’s day.
This was contained in a statement by the Public Relations Officer of the company, Mrs. Oluyemi Junaid, and made available to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN).
The statement said 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.
“LAGBUS will provide free bus services across all its routes,’’ it said.
The statement quoted 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 occurred 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.