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Easter: Motor Parks In Asaba Record Low Patronage

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Tony Ademiluyi with agency reports

Motor parks in Asaba recorded low patronage during Easter celebration, the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports.

A correspondent of NAN who visited some of the parks in Asaba on Friday reports seeing few passengers.

Mr John Ofili, chairman of the National Union of Road Transport Workers (NURTW), Kwale Park, said “patronage is very low this year compared to what it used to be in previous years”.

“People are not travelling the way they did last year. By this time last year, this place was filled with passengers.

“In spite of the increase in the price of fuel, we did not increase our transport fares and, yet, patronage is still low.

“Since morning, it is only two buses that have left this park and we have been struggling to load the third bus for more than two hours,’’ he said.

Meanwhile, some passengers who spoke with NAN, attributed the low patronage recorded to non-payment of salaries and the economic situation in the country.