A 50% reduction in transportation fares is a positive step—Peter Obi praises Tinubu

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On Friday, Peter Obi, a contender for president in 2023 from the Labour Party (LP), praised President Bola Tinubu for cutting the price of interstate transit fee in half.

The first-ever action by the Tinubu government to benefit the populace was a positive development, according to Obi.

According to Obi’s post on X, the policy’s implementation was the main cause for concern.

From Thursday, December 21, 2023, to Monday, January 4, 2024, interstate transport fares for Nigerians would be cut in half, according to sources. This decision was made by the president. During that time, the president reportedly authorized all train lines to provide free trips to commuters.

If everything goes according to plan, this is the government’s first intervention with the goal of helping the public; I think it’s a good thing.

What happens next, though, is the big worry with these kinds of emergency measures.

It is common knowledge that transportation is expensive and fraught with difficulties. With this seasonal remedy in place, the question of what comes next becomes clear.

Is there a long-term policy solution to help people cope with the exorbitant transportation costs that we’re experiencing? Problems with execution are present in even the present endeavor.

Millions of people have already gone, and they’re paying a hefty price for it. How can we ensure that these individuals receive their refunds or compensation?

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