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    By Gami Tadanyigbe

    The lingering gasoline shortage has induced a hike in transport fares within the Federal Capital Territory.

    The scenario is compounded as passengers jammed motor parks travelling for the celebration of Christmas.

    A go to by the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) to some motor parks on Saturday revealed that transport fares have doubled, whereas many travellers are stranded due to the push.

    Some travellers described the scenario as worrisome, including that such hike and gasoline shortage weren’t within the curiosity of the plenty, particularly through the Christmas season.

    Mrs Salomi Bako, a passenger at Peace Motor Park, touring from Gwagwalada to Lagos mentioned the fare elevated from N4, 000 to N9, 000.

    “I don’t know why the gasoline shortage ought to come at this era when individuals wish to journey for Christmas to see their love ones.

    “Before the shortage, we usually pay N4, 000 however the fare had elevated to between N9, 000 and N10, 000.

    “The situation has brought untold hardship to travelers, and some people could not travel because of the current rise in transport fares,” she mentioned.

    At the Wowo Motor Park in Kuje Area Council, FCT the transport fare from Kuje to Zuba had elevated from N300 is N600, whereas from Area 1, the fare elevated from N200 to N300.

    At Kwali Area Council, the transportation fare to Abaji Area Council elevated to N400 from N200.

    Mr Ibrahim Gado, a passenger at Wowo Park in Kuje touring to Zuba, referred to as on the federal government to deal with the scenario to alleviate the struggling of the plenty.

    The Chairman, National Union of Road Transport Workers (NURTW), in Gwagwalada, Mr Musa Sanda, attributed the excessive price of transportation to the lingering gasoline shortage within the nation.

    Sanda nonetheless warned union members in FCT not reap the benefits of the scenario and repair outrageous transport fares, including that it was in opposition to the ethics of the union. (NAN)