Support: Ohanaeze Ndigbo Offers Free Transport Services To Southeast

The Ohanaeze Ndigbo in Lagos State says it has provided seven luxury buses to offer free transport services to Ndigbo living in the state wishing to travel to South East for the 2020 Christmas/New Year celebrations.

Chief Solomon Ogbonna, President, Ohanaeze Ndigbo, Lagos State, told journalists in Lagos on Thursday that the gesture was to alleviate the transport and fare challenges faced by people during the festive seasons.

During the yuletide, transport operators hike fares in different parts of the country thereby making it difficult for many to travel to different destinations.

Some who manage to travel from Lagos to most parts of the south east pay as much as N17, 000 for a journey that costs N4, 500 or below off season.

Ogbonna said: “The need to alleviate the  transportation hardship people face travelling home during the period spurred the group to make provision for the buses.

“The provision of the buses is in partnership with some transportation firms and services will begin from Dec. 16, 2020,’’ he said.

The president of the group appealed to other transporters and well-meaning individuals for support to hire more buses.

According to him, the buses will be loading at Jibowu and Ajah bus terminals, three days a week during the period.

He added that the transport arrangement was only for going to the east and that the free ride would not be available for a return trip in January 2021, due to limited funding.

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