Fare hike, empty roads as Lagos drivers begin strike

Fare hike, empty roads as Lagos drivers begin strike

Increase in the costs of transport fare in parts of Lagos have been observed on Monday as some driver withdrew their services.

Along the Lagos-Badagry Expressway, a trip from First Gate bus stop to Orile, that used to go for ₦150, the mini buses drivers now charge ₦250. From Mile 2 to Ketu/Mile 12 is now ₦500 from ₦400.

Our correspondent also observed that the few commercial buses plying between Lagos and Ogun States via the Lagos-Ibadan Expressway now charge ₦800 for any bus stop from Berger Bus stop.

The scarcity of buses and price hike have resulted in stranded commuters.

The drivers under the aegis of Joint Drivers Welfare Association Of Nigeria are boycotting Lagos roads for seven days to protest extortion by members of the Lagos State Parks and Garages Management Committee.

Credit: Oluwakemi Abimbola, Oluwafemi Dawodu

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