Operators of the Mile 12 to CMS Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) system and the Ikotun-Igando-Iyana-Ipaja-Maryland Bus Franchise Scheme (BFS), both regulated by the Lagos Metropolitan Area Transport Authority (LAMATA), will provide free bus services to commuters in Lagos on Christmas and New Year’s day.

The two operators will be joined by LAGBUS to offer free bus services on the two days.

About 190 buses in the BRT scheme would be deployed to cover Mile 12 –  CMS, CMS – Lekki/Ajah, Jibowu – Oyingbo – Mile 2, Oyingbo – Fadeyi, and Mile 12 – Oshodi routes during Christmas and New Year days.

On its part, the BFS operator would deploy 50 buses to cover Ikotun – Ikeja – Maryland, Iyana Ipaja – Maryland, Ikotun – Iyana Ipaja, Igando – Iyana Ipaja, Igando – Ikeja, and Igando – Maryland routes.

Speaking on the free bus service, the Managing Director of LAMATA, Dr. Dayo Mobereola said studies by the Authority had shown that commuters usually go through a harrowing experience during festive periods because of fewer commercial buses on the roads.

”This prompted the Fashola administration to come up with the idea of providing free bus services in order to ensure that each festive season, the commuters have memorable experience,” Dr. Mobereola said.

He said the free bus service was to safeguard against accidents usually associated with festive seasons as a result of drunk driving and recklessness due to fewer vehicles on the roads and called for caution.

He commended commuters for the patronage of the BRT and BFS throughout the year and assured that LAMATA would ensure that the operators improved their services in the coming year.

so my advice to you all enjoy this freebie, it comes once in a year o!