The petrol scarcity being experienced in major Nigerian cities is taking a toll on commuters resulting in about 35 to 50 per cent hike in fares by transporters on some routes. It was observed on Wednesday that transporters charged N400 as against N300 from Iyana-Ipaja to Oshodi, while from Iyana-Ipaja to Ikeja, fares went up to N300 from N200. Similarly, commuting from Berger to Ojuelegba went up to N400 instead of N300, while passengers from Berger to CMS pay N800 instead of N600. I am appealing to the government to quickly intervene and ensure the availability of fuel to reduce this suffering,” he said. “We are three at the shop and this means I have to pay N2,400 for us to get to the shop.
Source: The Guardian June 24, 2022 15:13 UTC