Christmas Travels: Nigerians groan over higher fares, bad roads, insecurity

There is heavy traffic of commuters to the southern parts of Nigeria from Abuja during the Yuletide season, just as it is to the northern parts during Salah, Muhammad Yahaya said.

Mr Yahaya is the chairman of the Abuja to Kogi commercial drivers’ union and was explaining to a PREMIUM TIMES’ reporter what is called “road seasons” in his parlance.

Traffic during the festive seasons forces up transport fares and compels many commuters to seek even risky alternatives to daytime commuter service at the regular motor parks.

Taking risk to cut cost

Christopher Ekele has never travelled by a night bus before. But on Saturday, he felt had no option.

The 34-year-old has worked in Abuja for almost five years as a barber and did the last three successive Christmas holidays in the Federal…

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