Transport fare rises by 100% in Lagos over petrol scarcity

As the scarcity of petrol persists across the nation, transport fare has gone up by 100 percent in Lagos.
The development, ETV observed, has caused a a lot of transportation discomfort for most commuters, who were seen at bus stops, in high numbers, with scowl looks, especially on the ever-busy Ikorodu Road.
At the Palmgroove bus stop, commercial buses now take passengers to Ojuelegba for N100 instead of N50, while they charge N200 from Maryland to the same destination.
The tricycles that ply the Bariga-Onipanu route have increased their fares to N100 from N50.
In addition, moving out of Lagos, those travelling for Christmas celebration from Ibadan to Akure coughed out N1,100 to N2, 200, while to Owo and Akoko, it has gone up from N1, 500 to N3, 000.
At the Lagos park, in Iwo Road, Ibadan, a trip to Lagos now costs N2, 000 or more as against N1, 000,  that it was two days ago.
Also at the Ojoo Park, the transport fare to Ilorin, which, previously cost N1, 500, now costs N3, 000, while the fare to Iseyin attracts N1, 200 from the previous N600.
Some of the drivers attributed the hike in transport fare to fuel scarcity, saying that most of them bought fuel from ‘black’ marketers.

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