Lagos news:This is how it will be done! Sanwo Olu Shows the new way Lagosians will pay for transport fare
This is how it will be done! Sanwo Olu Shows the new way Lagosians will pay for transport fare
Earlier on Tuesday, Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu unveiled a new payment system by whick Lagosians will now pay for transportation fare within the Lagos metropolis.
According to him, the government is passionate about easing the movement of the citizenry around the state which is why they would not stop at ensuring that we give you a transportation system that works for Lagosians.
He revealed that during the electioneering campaign and on assumption of office, public transportation was made a priority and Lagosians were promised an improvement in travel time.
To achieve that, he says the state is now deploying a central payment system for payment of transportation fares in the state.
The new payment system that will be accesible via a payment card called Cowry will integrate all transport modes on a single smart payment ecosystem
According to him, it is an upgraded e-ticketing platform that would automate fare payment and create smart mobility through a cashless pre-paid card. He also said that the card will enable passengers proceed to the loading bay and scan the card for fare deduction.
He says the first 100,000 Cowry cards will be distributed free of charge. See photos below: