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Lagos BRT Operator Increases Fares by Islie: 8:01pm On May 28
Primero Transport Services Ltd., operator of the Lagos Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) says it has secured approval to increase its fares across all routes with effect from Friday to keep serving the people.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) had earlier reported that the BRT operator had withdrawn its services since Monday over losses occasioned by COVID-19 new transport guidelines that mandated it to commute only 20 passengers per trip instead of 70.

Earlier on Thursday morning, Mr Fola Tinubu, the BRT Managing Director, told NAN that the management would resolve all issues with the government in the afternoon and restore services on Friday.

Updating NAN after the meeting, Tinubu said: “We are going to increase our pricing effective from tomorrow Friday May 29. We agreed on this after our talk with the Lagos State Government.

“Everywhere commuters are paying N200 for a trip, it is going to be N300 and everywhere commuters are paying N300 per trip, it is going to be N500.

“We are increasing our fares. We have secured permission of the regulator (Lagos State Metropolitan Area Transport Authority (LAMATA).

According to him, the firm understands the plight of the people and the economic situation, but the step became imperative to keep serving the commuters diligently and to provide a world class service for them.

“We are doing this not to punish anybody or to victimise anybody but because the circumstances we found ourselves forced us to do it.

“We need to make sure the company is on a sound financial footing, and if we don’t do this, the buses will not be available in the long run and there will be no way for us to fix buses and bring new buses.

“The business must be on a solid financial footing. Without this, the company cannot survive, and if the company does not survive, it will even cost commuters more in the long run.

“We understand that this is going to put some hardship on people but if we don’t do this and the company goes under, it will even cost the people more,” Tinubu said.

He said that the number of passengers on the buses would also be increased to 42 with no passenger standing on buses as against 20 earlier approved by the government to curb spread of COVID-19.

The managing director expressed regret for the inconvenience and distress the withdrawal of services had caused the teeming commuters in Lagos since Monday.

He said that the firm would be back in full operations and would put 320 buses out to make sure people got to destinations in time and safely.

According to him, the firm will ensure that going forward, the wait time and queues at bus stations is reduced.

Recall that since the lockdown ease on May 4, commuters had been complaining about inadequate BRT buses on the road, before the service was finally shutdown on Monday.

The Lagos State Government had directed the 70-capacity buses to carry only 20 passengers to ensure social distancing in public transport as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.

The BRT fare increase was last approved by the Lagos State Government on March 1, 2017 during the former Gov. Akinwunmi Ambode-led administration. (NAN)

https://thenationonlineng.net/lagos-brt-operator-announces-increase-in-fares/

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Re: Lagos BRT Operator Increases Fares by JasonScoolari: 8:03pm On May 28
This is what the greedy Tinubu has always wanted..... An opportunity to enrich himself by imposing crazy bills.


It seems the name "Tinubu" means GREEDY.

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Re: Lagos BRT Operator Increases Fares by SarkinYarki: 8:05pm On May 28
And a dude here predicted it...The same Tinubu that asked Buhari to reduce VAT is increasing Bus fair ..next stop is Toll gates

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Re: Lagos BRT Operator Increases Fares by Macphenson: 8:13pm On May 28
Hmmmm
Re: Lagos BRT Operator Increases Fares by Slawormir: 9:46pm On May 28
Damnnnnn niggarrr
Isoright
Better

Still Nigerians will complain

Wetin them dey hope for make government just subsidize everything completely including their life

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Re: Lagos BRT Operator Increases Fares by MANNABBQGRILLS: 9:47pm On May 28
Everywhere commuters are paying N200 for a trip, it is going to be N300 and everywhere commuters are paying N300 per trip, it is going to be N500.

When other countries are NOT collecting fares from their citizens cos of this covid-19 issue affecting the world

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Re: Lagos BRT Operator Increases Fares by Mikelarteta(m): 9:47pm On May 28
A responsible Government will bear the extra cost of the increase to reduce the burden on its people, but in Nigeria no Government gives a fk. Some countries paid their citizens to stay at home. Even if Nigeria can’t do that, they should be able to at least cushion the effect of any extra cost in transportation on its citizens.

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Re: Lagos BRT Operator Increases Fares by Alwaysachick: 9:47pm On May 28
Some people are busy enriching their generations with public funds.Take Tinubu and his investments away and see one empty Lagos. I pity the real Lagosians, they sold their birth right.

Why didnt these so called operators buy the buses....bunch of thieves.

The same bus that was bought with public funds... I never knew it was a one man business

Is Sanwo not supposed to subsidize fares with covid funds to a least ease the financial burden on people till after the pandemic is over.

Or are they planning to declare profit /revenue with covid funds......jokers

Wait o, is LASG not getting revenue from BRT?

Someone should please clarify me

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Re: Lagos BRT Operator Increases Fares by qualityovenbake(m): 9:47pm On May 28
Will they revert to the old price once the spread of the epidemic has drastically reduce? At least by then they start carrying 70 passengers again.

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Re: Lagos BRT Operator Increases Fares by Emax911(m): 9:47pm On May 28
not surprised, not supprised at all....

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Re: Lagos BRT Operator Increases Fares by Exc2000: 9:47pm On May 28
the social distancing in busses would result in price hike, and BRT just displayed it
Re: Lagos BRT Operator Increases Fares by Jokerman(m): 9:47pm On May 28
Lol....

BRthieves.... Awon ti primero grin

They've been looking for a way to increase it since.. lol

BRT is a monopoly in Lagos. Allow another company to run their own services, fares will drop ni... Buh since I'm a Yoruba Muslim, how would I want Tinubu business to crumble...

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Re: Lagos BRT Operator Increases Fares by bluefilm: 9:47pm On May 28
Another corona virus induced money making opportunity.

But wetin be my own sef?

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Re: Lagos BRT Operator Increases Fares by YorubaKinging: 9:48pm On May 28
The hard times are already here

No matter how much the international community loan out to you, your government will always Share it between the elites

No matter how much buhari borrows
The hard times are here to stay


Now, I'm waiting for you to curse me that's it's only me and my family that will go through it

Lol every man for himself this time

God will help only those whom serves him in truth and in spirit

Are you among ?

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Re: Lagos BRT Operator Increases Fares by thoollz: 9:48pm On May 28
This is why monopoly shouldn't be welcomed. These guys must make profit, but considering the way they're going, they'll chase lagosians away.


Well we can only complain, after a few days, it's over and we're back to buying tickets and being extorted.

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Re: Lagos BRT Operator Increases Fares by SouthNigerian: 9:48pm On May 28
JasonScoolari:
This is what the greedy Tinubu has always wanted..... An opportunity to enrich himself by imposing crazy bills.


It seems the name "Tinubu" means GREEDY.


The only thing you guys are most capable of doing is to Criticize & Criticize & Criticize.

Can you sustain a business that continually runs at loss? Danfo suppose dey carry people from Maryland to CMS for Waso nah undecided

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Re: Lagos BRT Operator Increases Fares by ClassicMcGee(m): 9:48pm On May 28
It was always going to come down to this or some emergency funding from the government.
Re: Lagos BRT Operator Increases Fares by batstan(m): 9:48pm On May 28
Inevitable
Re: Lagos BRT Operator Increases Fares by lenghtinny(m): 9:48pm On May 28
More funds for the tinubu dynasty
Re: Lagos BRT Operator Increases Fares by mickelkingz(m): 9:49pm On May 28
This is bad
Re: Lagos BRT Operator Increases Fares by marti198(m): 9:49pm On May 28
300 to 500?

Re: Lagos BRT Operator Increases Fares by iyatrustee(f): 9:49pm On May 28
SarkinYarki:
And a dude here predicted it...The same Tinubu that asked Buhari to reduce VAT is increasing Bus fair ..next stop is Toll gates

This Tinubu is different from Asiwaju Bola Ahmed.

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Re: Lagos BRT Operator Increases Fares by Jokerman(m): 9:49pm On May 28
[quote author=MANNABBQGRILLS post=90066515][/quote]

Seyi abi na Wale Tinubu is the CEO.... He's your party member... Speak to him on the masses behalf

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Re: Lagos BRT Operator Increases Fares by lekkan(m): 9:50pm On May 28
I talk am

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Re: Lagos BRT Operator Increases Fares by marti198(m): 9:50pm On May 28
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Re: Lagos BRT Operator Increases Fares by Olarewaju89: 9:50pm On May 28
You are increasing feres and people are still looking for what to eat. Some companies are sack people, no business that gose well for now. Government that support you people are not helping matters. But wait... Which kind of country is this for God's sake?

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Re: Lagos BRT Operator Increases Fares by Goke7: 9:50pm On May 28
this is where we needed the palliatives not distributing food up and down, the price would have remain why Govt subsidize the rest

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Re: Lagos BRT Operator Increases Fares by frubben(m): 9:50pm On May 28
That's all they know how to do

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Re: Lagos BRT Operator Increases Fares by Lagosfinder(m): 9:50pm On May 28
Which is better

Suspending or stopping operation?

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Re: Lagos BRT Operator Increases Fares by MANNABBQGRILLS: 9:50pm On May 28
SarkinYarki:
And a dude here predicted it...The same Tinubu that asked Buhari to reduce VAT is increasing Bus fair ..next stop is Toll gates

Na wa o, you should have just shown this thread to your 7 year old niece to read explain it to you now, instead of this embarrassment online.
Cos of hatred for the name Tinubu, you went blank patapata, we sure say most of you wailers will be seeing your conqueror in your nightmare.
E sure us die!
Jagaban just dey do una brain Jagajaga!

A name on the thread that was spelt out bodly..
Na wa o..... shocked
Earlier on Thursday morning, Mr Fola Tinubu, the BRT Managing Director, told NAN that the management would resolve all issues with the government

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Re: Lagos BRT Operator Increases Fares by morikee(m): 9:50pm On May 28
As if people are working or what? where we fit see money and pay for the hiked price.

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