Sanwo-Olu’s Measures to Ease Hardship: Transportation Fare Reduction and Remote Work for Civil Servants

Taiwo Ajayi
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Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu of Lagos State has taken steps to ease the burden of hardship on residents by approving a 25 percent reduction in fares for government-owned transport services.

In an address to residents detailing his administration’s efforts, the governor also announced a reduction in the number of days civil servants are required to work from their offices.

Under the new directive, civil servants from levels 1 to 14 will have the opportunity to work from home twice a week, while those from levels 15 to 17 will be permitted to work remotely once a week.

“We want to start with our public servants. Immediately from next week, civil servants from lower levels will be working three times a week, and those from levels 15 to 17 can work four times a week,” Governor Sanwo-Olu stated.

He clarified that government operations would not cease entirely but would be structured and scheduled accordingly. Additionally, he announced that the 25% reduction in transportation fares for state-owned services, including BRT, train, and ferry, would take effect starting this weekend.

Furthermore, Sanwo-Olu assured that various categories of civil servants, including teachers, would receive additional support to ensure they could work five days a week.

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The governor also disclosed that the state is expecting 300 trailer loads of foodstuff and has devised plans to ensure equitable distribution to those in need. Additionally, the government plans to construct four food hubs to revolutionize food distribution and combat rising food costs.

“We will establish Sunday Markets in at least 42 identified markets across Lagos State, where residents can purchase food items at discounted prices, with a limit of up to N25,000 per purchase,” Governor Sanwo-Olu announced.

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He further revealed that in addition to the ongoing construction of food hubs, seven more locations across various local governments have been identified for the development of additional food hubs.

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