The Lagos Metropolitan Area Transport Authority (LAMATA) is aware of a viral video in which a group of ladies claimed that an official asked that payment for train ride should be made to a personal bank account due to their inability to make payment via available POS machines arising from POS network downtime.

For the avoidance of doubt, any ride on regulated public transport in Lagos State is paid for using the Cowry Card.

To load a Cowry Card, commuters may either use a POS machine, load money from their personal account to a wallet linked to the Card, or to a designated collecting account by the service provider, Touch and Pay Limited.

Each train station has a unique account number attached to it. For instance, Marina Station account would read “COWRY MARINA” to enable the provider to determine from which station payment was made.

No transfer should be made to any personal account under any guise.

While the state government appreciates concerted efforts to ensure probity in all official transactions, the claim in the viral video does not define or represent the services offered on the Lagos Rail mass Transit (LRMT) Blue Line system from Marina to Mile 2.

In case of any infraction in the system by anyone, kindly send email to or call/SMS/WhatsApp +234-909-952-6282

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