Alhaji Musa Abaji, Chairman, Branch 3 of the NURTW Taxi Long Journey Division at the Utako Central Motor Park in the FCT, attributed the low turnout of commuters to the security challenges in the country.
Abaji said there used to be rush by commuters ahead of any festive period in the country, but added that only few were now willing to travel out of their stations for fear of explosions at the parks.
“The curfew in Kaduna affected our transport business in the park but after lifting the curfew we started seeing some passengers at the park.
“We decided not to increase the fare in order to encourage patronage from passengers going to different places in the country,’’ one of the drivers explained.
Mr Taiwo Hassan, a member of National Union of Road Transport Workers(NURTW), appealed to the Federal Government to make the various parks across the nation safe so as to promote the transport business.[eap_ad_1]
Mr Emmanuel Aboor, the Manager of New Nyanya Transport Company, said recurring bomb blasts had affected the turnout of commuters, describing the situation as“ very bad and discouraging”.
“We take N4, 500 to Calabar, N3, 000 to Onitsha, N1, 200 to Markurdi, N1000 to Jos and 2,000 to 0goja,
Mr Adams Yahaya, a member of Self-Employed Commercial Drivers Association (SECDA) at the Nyanya Motor Park, said the multiple explosions in Kaduna on Wednesday and bomb blast in Kano on Thursday had affected his transport business.
He said that no commuter had indicated Kaduna and Kano as their destinations at the park while those going to other areas were few. (NAN)[eap_ad_4]