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Lagosians Lament Hike In Transport Fares

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Daniel Ojukwu

There are murmurs of discontent as Lagosians lament the imposed restriction on Motorcycle and tricycle operations within the State.

Many have taken to social media platforms to air their grievances over the government’s decision to rid some parts of the State of motorcycles and tricycles.

Traffic reports on Monday showed gridlocks in some parts of the State such as the third mainland bridge.

Disapproving of the move, some Lagosians have spoken up about the exploitation of the vulnerable public by bus drivers.

25% to 500% increases were alleged by commuters.

Read some of the comments below:

Nafisah Abdulkadir
@Napheeeesah:
“I went through hell this morning trying to get a bus to convey me to Eko Hotel from CMS. On a regular day, i take a bus for 100Naira or 150Naira but on getting to the bustop today, it was an eyesore and i eventually paid 500Naira to get to Eko Hotel…”

okunade mayowa
@mayowa_okunade:
“Mr @jidesanwoolu
i just say i should let you know that I trekked from eko hotel to landmark because there was no keke to convey people to there work station and the minibus were not even much also they doubled the usual amount we normally pay (from 50naira to 100naira).”

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AyoDele TOYOTA
@ayodele_jameson:
“So many sweet faces at Ikeja, stranded because there are no buses to convey them. I saw a female banker and friend at 7:45am, who ordinarily should be in the office before 7am, but still there. People trekked from Ikeja to Allen, Opebi and environs.”

Attempting to take advantage of the situation, horseback riders were seen at Egbeda, commuting passengers to Ikeja at a rate of N3,200.

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