To integrate all transport modes on a single smart payment ecosystem, Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu has launched an upgraded e-ticketing platform that would automate fare payment and create smart mobility through a cashless pre-paid Cowry card. The e-ticketing mechanism has modern functionalities which simplify the process of bus booking and ticket purchase. It introduces simple solutions that guarantee seamless cash and wireless payment for passengers at designated booths. The Cowry card will enable passengers to proceed to the loading bay and scan the card for fare deduction. Sanwo-Olu said: “With the e-ticketing system, we envisage the use of a single card on buses and ferries and later upscale to the railways system when passenger operations commence in 2022. The system promotes a cashless ecosystem, aids personal budgeting and planning and commuters can easily top up.” The Governor disclosed that the State Government would be distributing the first 100,000 Cowry cards to residents free of charge.