Yuletide: House of Reps moves to avert hikes in transport fares


Yuletide: Reps move to avert hikes in transport fares

By Tordue Salem – Abuja

The House of Representatives has passed a motion to bar transportation workers from raising fares for commuters during the Christmas and New Year period.

The House reached the resolution on Monday, after adopting a Motion on the Urgent Need to put a stop to Arbitrary Increase In Transportation fare during Festive Period, with Specific Reference to Land Transport”, sponsored by Rep. Emeka Chinedu(PDP-Imo).

While presenting the Motion, he noted that “the recent arbitrary hike in Transport Fare across the Country, is becoming a tradition, with the most recent, where the obnoxious increment is painfully hitting the Land Transportation, thereby, compounding the hardship situation across the board, as the Yuletide draws near”.

He noted further,” that the development is becoming a national pandemic, where Commuters are decrying that the arbitrary hike in fares in some cases had reached almost 100 per cent, barely a week to the Christmas and more as…

Source: Vanguard Newspaper