Wednesday, 6 February 2013

LAGOS BRT TICKETERS AND 10 NAIRA OFFERING


It is a great initiative for the Lagos State Government to have introduced a special rapid transport within the metropolis and presently, it is spreading fast across most parts of Lagos, I must say i do enjoy boarding these buses, not only for being fast but it is convenient except you want to stand which is no fun to me...

I do remember that the fare was originally 100 Naira and later, it was increased to 120 Naira alongside the 70 Naira..i really do not have a problem wit the increase but i have a big problem with the guys selling the tickets, it has become a regular routine to give them 10 Naira as an offering because they usually do not have such a balance in their possession..I am confused because i feel it is just a means of exploiting Lagosians.

It is now a routine for these guys to hold on to 10 Naira every time you purchase a ticket..and that is why you have to prepare yourself before approaching them...for every 120 Naira ticket, i need to make sure i have the exact amount or give them a 200 Naira note and add a 10 Naira with it, and then, i can get an even or balanced figure to collect easily.

I am sure a lot of people face this situation everyday, and for Lagosians, because we seem to be in a hurry to where we are going, we simply overlook the pain of waiting on these guys to collect a mere 10 Naira..well, it is my 10 Naira and it is painful when they smite at you over that...and so, the government or authorities in charge should please go back to the simple figure of charging 100 Naira, i cannot be talking about other routes now but for most people that ply the Ikorodu Route, this is a regular challenge...