Lagos State Successfully Launches Lagos Bus Contactless Payment for Commuters

Commuters using the famed Lagos buses have started using a card to make contactless payment.

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Commuters in Lagos State began using a card to make contactless payments this month. The long-awaited contactless payment card called Cowry Card commenced deployment this month, and is now the only way to commute in Lagos buses (aka BRTs).

The card is sold at a price of 400 naira.

With Cowry Card, all you have to do is all you have to do is ‘Tap-In’ at the beginning of your journey and ‘Tap-Out’ when alighting from the bus.

Cowry Cards. Image Source: INN
How to use the card. Image Source: TAP Youtube Channel

The payment card was introduced by the Lagos Metropolitan Transport Authority (LAMATA) to ease the process of transportation payment and make daily commuting pleasurable and stress-free.

According to the Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer of Lagos Bus Services Limited (LBSL), Mr Idowu Oguntona, the company in appreciation of the trust and support of the masses for its operations has initiated a promotion that will reward customers with 20,000 Free Cowry Cards across its approved stations and routes.

He explained, “All you have to do is ‘Tap-In’ at the beginning of your journey and ‘Tap-Out’ when alighting from the bus. I will implore our teeming customers to visit our stations, register, get their cards and start using it immediately.’’

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