Many commuters are now complaining as commercial bus drivers increase T.fares in Lagos amidst the fuel scarcity crisis. The operators of commercial buses hiked their fares on Tuesday, June 21 as fuel scarcity continues to bite harder across Lagos State. The percentage of increment in the fares isn’t really clear yet because the charges for different routes vary by location. Some commuters paying ₦100 per trip for some routes now pay as much as ₦150 for the same journey.
Fresh reports confirm that commercial bus drivers in Lagos State have increased T.fares amidst fuel scarcity
New press reports claim that Lagos commuters plying Iyana-Ipaja to the Oshodi route now pay ₦400 instead of the usual ₦300 per trip. Also, the bus fare for Iyana-Ipaja to the Ikeja route is now increased to ₦300 per trip instead of ₦200. In another report, passengers have confirmed that drivers now charge ₦400 for Berger to Ojuelegba route which used to cost ₦300 per trip. They also charge a whopping ₦800 for the Berger to CMS route instead of the usual ₦600 per trip. The bus fare for commuting between Ketu and Costain used to be ₦300 per trip but it has also been increased to ₦400 now.
Below is a recent press video showing some aggrieved Lagos commuters complaining about the current fuel scarcity.
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Many of the Lagos commuters affected by the current fuel scarcity crisis are now complaining about the hike in commercial bus fares. Some of those that spoke with newsmen said that they now pay double what they usually spend on fares. Many are now appealing to the government of Lagos State to intervene in the persisting fuel scarcity crisis.