Low Turnout of Passengers at Ibadan Motor Parks Despite Expected Easter Rush

News agencies report a low turnout of passengers at major motor parks in Ibadan, Oyo State, contrary to the anticipated Easter holiday rush. A visit to Iwo Road and Ojoo Bus Terminals revealed no surge in inter-state commuting.

Chairman of Saki Motor Park, Mr. Michael Adelokun, noted a significant decrease in the number of buses and passengers compared to previous years. He attributed this decline to passengers’ financial constraints, despite unchanged transportation costs.

Mr. Isahu Salawu, Secretary of Park Management System at Iwo Road Motor Park, echoed similar sentiments, stating that people are managing their expenses, leading to subdued festive periods at the parks.

Although some passengers noted slight fare increases, such as Mr. Tafa Alaba heading to Iseyin and Miss Tobiloba Samuel traveling to Lagos, overall, the atmosphere at the motor parks lacked the usual hustle and bustle associated with festive periods.

The transportation industry faces challenges due to rising fuel and maintenance costs, but operators are reluctant to increase fares, considering passengers’ economic struggles.


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