Transport Fare Skyrockets As flood Pessist In Lagoss

Transport Fare Skyrockets As flood Pessist In Lagoss

Residents of the south-western part of Nigeria has lamented over the flood in the state, adding  that the deluge is so massive that they are unable to leave their homes.

Many residents of Victoria Island, Lekki, Ajah and environs has been forced to vacate their houses.

Some passengers in a commercial bus from mainland to Island in Lagos also complained of outrageous amount they paid to get to Victoria Island due to the flood on Ahmadu Bello Way.

A student, who declined to give her name, said she spent over four hours in traffic from Oshodi to Ajah because of the flood.

She said she and other passengers paid N1000 from Oshodi to Ajah instead of the N400 being paid on a regular day.

“People were even rushing to board the bus despite the crazy increase in the fare,’’ she said.

Another passenger who simply gave her name as Obianuju, said she tried to avoid paying N1000 to Ajah from Oshodi, however boarded a bus to Obalende for N250 from Oshodi only to find out that the fare from Obalende to Ajah had also skyrocketed.

Obianuju said: “I paid N250 from Oshodi to Obalande in order not to pay N1000, only to get there and the drivers were charging N700 from Obalande to Ajah. It was really annoying.’’aa

Reacting to the development, the Lagos State government reiterated its call for residents to observe extreme caution on the roads as torrential rain persists across the state.

The State Commissioner for Information and Strategy, Steve Ayorinde, said heavy downpour is expected for a few more weeks and warned residents to desist from dumping refuse on water channels.

Mr Ayorinde urged residents to stay indoors, either at home or in their places of work whenever there is a heavy downpour, except when the need to commute becomes necessary.

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