Cowry card usage is a laudable achievement from Gov. Babatunde Sanwo-olu’s government, this smartcard can be compared to Oyster card of London which is acceptable for fare payment of Tube; buses; Train; DLR, London Overground and most National Rail services and it is available in kiosk, stores and supermarkets on every street in UK.
Cowry will rank with Breeze Card which passengers uses as part of an automated fare payment system created by the Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority.
Cowry smartcard is creating a smart mobility through a cashless pre-paid card. The card enable passengers proceed to the loading bay and scan the card for fare deduction. Record reveals that Lagos State government distributed the first 100,000 Cowry cards free of charge, after that Lagosians started buying N400 (Four Hundred Naira) per card.