Yuletide: Commuters upset over high transportation fares in Lagos


A cross-section of commuters in Lagos State are upset over high transportation fares, blaming motorists for not being thoughtful as the yuletide approaches.

The commuters informed the News Company of Nigeria (NAN) on Saturday in Lagos that it had actually ended up being practically excruciating as the boost in fares were in between 50 percent and more than 100 percent.

Joyce Obi, a commuter, who boarded a CMS-bound Toyota Hiace bus from Iju-Ishaga location of the state, stated the fare had actually increased from N300 to N500

” The method motorists are requiring substantial amount of loan to communicate us from one location to another in Lagos is ending up being something else.

” Where they utilized to gather N300 or at a lot of N350, they requested we must pay N500

” This implies that whatever you mean to do will lower since after investing a lot on transport, what will be delegated purchase other things?

” It is unfortunate since they are not considerate at all, “she stated.

Another commuter, who just recognized herself as Bolanle, stated that she was required to pay N200 from Oshodi to Ojuelegba, whereas it would have needed her to part with N100

Bolanle stated: “I understand that the traffic is a significant reason for the boost however industrial motorists must consider our predicament.

” There is no loan anywhere. We are handling to make ends satisfy and we need to head out to get things done.

” As a service lady, if I earn a profit of N2,500 today and I invest over N1,000, what will N1,500 provide for me thinking about how costly items remain in the marketplace.”.

Mr Dayo Ogunbode informed NAN that it was regrettable that he was required to pay N800 from Oshodi to Abule-Egba on Friday night.

” I paid N800 from Oshodi to Abule-Egba the other day night and now I will pay N500 from Abule-Egba to Oshodi whereas in the past now, I paid just N250, “he stated.

A chauffeur of the popular Danfo bus plying Abule-Egba to Oshodi, who recognized himself as Kassim, stated that it was not his fault since he had actually been investing longer hours on the roadway due to “hellish’ traffic. (NAN).



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