Easter: NURTW warns commuters against boarding vehicles outside designated motor parks

Whatapp News

Ore () – The National Union of Road Transport Workers (NURTW) on Wednesday warned commuters to desist from boarding vehicles outside designated motor parks.
The Chairman, NURTW, Ore Chapter in Ondo State, Mr Shamsideen Akanni, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Ore that there were numerous risks associated with boarding vehicles outside the officially-designated motor parks.
He added that armed robbers used the advantage of festivities and celebrations which would attract a large number of commuters to perpetrate their evil acts by using cheaper fares as inducement.
“Most commuters are fond of boarding vehicles along the expressway because of cheaper fares, which, unknown to them, may be dangerous and unsafe.
“I implore passengers to be careful, especially during the Easter holidays, because ritualists and armed robbers target times like this to operate and put so many lives in danger.[pro_ad_display_adzone id=”70560″]“Transport fares in the motor parks are not as high as most passengers think. I can assure them that vehicles in the parks are safer, reliable and guaranteed,’’ Akanni said.
Meanwhile, a check by NAN at the Ore Motor Park revealed that Ore to Lagos, which was formerly N1,500 is now N2,000 while Ore to Ibadan which was formerly N1,300 now attracts N1,800.
Ore to Ijebu-Ode, Sagamu, Akure and Osogbo which were formerly N600, N800, N800, N1,500 respectively, are now N800, N1,000, N1,000 and N2,000.
NAN also reports that Ore to Warri, Benin and Abuja which were formerly N1,500, N2,000 and N2,500 have been increased to N2,100, N2,800 and N3,500 respectively.
Akanni stated that the increase in transport fares was due to the scarcity of petrol.
He said that motorists now spent sleepless nights to get the commodity at between N120 and N130 per litre. (NAN)