NURTW in Kaduna has assured it will prevent drivers from increasing transport fares ahead of the Eid-el-Fitr holidays on May 3 and 4.
The National Union of Road Transport Workers (NURTW) in Kaduna has assured it will prevent drivers from increasing transport fares ahead of the Eid-El-Fitr holidays on May 3 and 4.
In separate interviews on Wednesday, the officials said they would monitor NURTW members from taking advantage of the season to hike transport fares.
Dajuma Bido, NURTW secretary, Sabo Park, said that the cost of transport had remained the same.
“Transport fare from Kaduna to Kafanchan is still N2,000 while Kaduna to Jos is pegged at N3,000. We have cautioned members against indiscriminate increment,” he stated. “The union has a task force that monitors activities of its members, including those with possible tendencies of taking undue advantage of passengers.”
Daniel Kura, another official at Abuja Motor Park, said the fare from Kaduna to Zuba and Abuja had remained N2,500 and N3,000, respectively.
Mr Kura, however, cautioned passengers against patronising commercial and private motorists along the highway “for security reasons.”
Also, Mohammed Giwa, an official at Kawo Park, said it was unlikely to hike fares.
“The only development that threatens hike in transport fare is when there is persistent fuel scarcity, and for now, the situation is relatively okay,” Mr Giwa said.
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