LAGBUS free ride: Beneficiaries frown at insufficient buses

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LAGOS — Some beneficiaries of LAGBUS free ride service in the New Year day have commended the Lagos State government for the gesture.

lagbusThey said it was a way of giving back to the people.Some of them, however, frowned at over-crowding in the buses because of the few buses to some routes, while other routes were not provided for.

According to reports, other commercial buses were few on the roads because of the free ride provided by the government along major routes.

Mr. Adeyemi Soliu, a beneficiary of the free ride from Iyana- Ipaja to Oshodi, described the gesture as laudable.
“It is a laudable achievement by our government; it is just one of the ways to give back to the masses.

“In the recent times, the masses have been complaining, but I think this is good encouragement,”  Soliu said.
He, however, said that non-availability of buses on some routes was a major challenge commuters faced.

Mr. Saheed Olatunji, another beneficiary, said that the scheme portrayed the government as “masses- oriented.
“I will commend the government for this, it has in a way added to the joy of the people, “ Olatunji said.

Mr. Kelvin Solomon, another beneficiary from Oshodi to CMS, said that he was happy with the initiative, which according to him, was commendable.

“I have never boarded it free before, I am very happy, it is very good,“ Solomon said.
Adebayo Opeyemi, a traveller from Mushin to Oshodi, said that “it is okay, but over-crowded; there are not enough buses which could have made people happier about the scheme.”

Mrs. Aderemi Adeyemi, another beneficiary from Iyana- Ipaja to Oshodi, said that the scheme was good for the less- privileged.

“It is good for people who do not have money and willing to reach their loved ones. With the help of the buses, they can move round to enjoy the celebration,“ Adeyemi said.

Mr Adeleye Obafemi, another beneficiary from TBS to Iyana- Ipaja, said that that there were always inadequate buses whenever LAGBUS was providing free ride.

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