Tinubu’s 50 Per Cent Slash In Transport Fares A Step In Right Direction


The Labour Party presidential candidate in the 2023 elections, Peter Obi, has said that transporters in most parks are not aware of President Bola Ahmed Tinubu’s 50 per cent slash in the price of interstate transport fare during Yuletide.

In a statement posted on X (formerly Twitter) on Friday, the former Anambra State governor who described the offer as a step in the right direction, warned that it should not be an avenue for exploiting the weak structures of government to encourage less than transparent policy implementation.

Obi wrote: “I read the reports of the President’s approval of a 50 per cent slash in the price of interstate transport fare for Nigerians travelling during this Yuletide from Thursday 21, 2023 to January 4, 2024. The news reports added that the President also approved free rides for commuters on all train services within the period.

“If fully implemented, as reported, I consider this first-time intervention of the government, intended to help the masses, a step in the right direction.

Obi, however, expressed concern over the aftermath of the “seasonal palliative”.


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