A statement by the Managing Director of the Lagos Metropolitan Area Transport Authority, Dr. Dayo Mobereola, said the free bus ride would, in particular, enable Muslims to have easy access to different praying centres across the state.
Mobereola noted that the free bus service, which began in 2008, had helped in reducing congestion and accident on the roads during festive periods. He added that the free bus service would run for 13 hours starting from 7am to 10pm.
The statement explained, “The First BRT Cooperative, operator of the Bus Rapid Transit will offer free services on the Mile 12 – CMS, Mile 12 – Obalende, Ajah to National Stadium, Ajah – Obalende, Mile 12 – National Stadium, Mile 2 – National Stadium, Oshodi – Obalende and Oshodi – National Stadium routes.
“On the Bus Franchise Scheme corridor, free services will be offered on the Ikotun – Ikeja – Maryland, Iyana Ipaja – Maryland, Ikotun – Iyana Ipaja, Igando – Iyana Ipaja, Igando – Ikeja, and Igando – Maryland routes.”
Mobereola urged motorists that would be on the road to drive with care and observe all traffic rules.