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. 


Chris Kehinde Nwandu is the Editor In Chief of CKNNEWS || He is a Law graduate and an Alumnus of Lagos State University, Lead City University Ibadan and Nigerian Institute Of Journalism || With over 2 decades practice in Journalism, PR and Advertising, he is a member of several Professional bodies within and outside Nigeria || Member: Institute Of Chartered Arbitrators ( UK ) || Member : Institute of Chartered Mediators And Conciliation || Member : Nigerian Institute Of Public Relations || Member : Advertising Practitioners Council of Nigeria || Fellow : Institute of Personality Development And Customer Relationship Management || Member and Chairman Board Of Trustees: Guild Of Professional Bloggers of Nigeria

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