Thousands of residents in Lagos State, southwest Nigeria, will enjoy free BRT rides throughout the month of April, RLG Communications Nigeria Limited said on Tuesday.
RLG, a subsidiary of AGAMS Group of Companies, is a pan African company engaged in the production of communications equipment such as mobile handsets, electronic notebooks, tablets, laptops, LCD TV monitors, and has been trying to break into the Nigerian market since it moved in from Ghana.
The BRT buses are easily identifiable and will ply Ikorodu – CMS, Okokomaiko – Mile 2 and Ajah – CMS routes, said Taiwo Latilo, RLG Nigeria Chief Operating Officer.
“We therefore enjoin Lagosians from all walks of life to feel free to enjoy this service wherever they see the buses,” Latilo said.
The decision to provide free buses for Lagos residents, Latilo explained, is based on the belief that their business is more likely to do well in a flourishing society where citizens are happy.
“Lagosians should therefore see the free bus service as a gift and a promise from us to always put them first,” Latilo said.
He however called on the residents to be orderly in boarding the buses and allow as many people as possible to benefit from the opportunity.
“They should also avail themselves of the opportunity to familiarise themselves with the road traffic signs as will be explained by our representatives on the buses,” Latilo said.
Mr. Adeoye. Irelewuyi of the Federal Road Safety Commission, FRSC, said everything is set for the free bus ride to be successful.
“We want to thank RLG for making life better for an average Lagosian and we are happy to work with them,” he said on behalf of the FRSC Sector Commander, Mr. Nseobong Akpabio.
RLG is completing an IT factory in Osun State, southwest Nigeria, and it will be commissioned in June, Latilo said.
RLG has offices in Ghana, China, Nigeria and The Gambia with far advanced plans to expand into the West African sub-region, and subsequently into the rest of the African market.