Sallah Celebration: Abuja Motor Park Records Low Turn-Out of Passengers
Transporters at the Jabi Motor Park in Abuja have recorded what they described as the lowest turn-out of travelers compared to other festive periods.
This is in spite of the fact that transport fares have remained the same.
The Park which is arguably the biggest and busiest in Abuja, purportedly experienced a mild traffic on Saturday morning, as travelers complained about hardship due to lack of money.
Some were seen lamenting bitterly about the state of the economy.
The motor park was said to be a bee hive of activities during weekends, especially the ones preceding public holidays. However, things seemed to take a different turn this time.
Some passengers, who spoke to the Channels Television crew, said they would rather send foodstuff to their loved ones than spend the money on transportation.
Transporters however took advantage of the few passengers rushing to their destinations by hiking the fares.
Also in the food stuff market, while some complained about not having money to buy what they needed, others said they were experiencing bumper sales.
Although the holiday period will afford majority the opportunity to visit their loved ones, the current economic realities would generally have an effect on the way the holiday is spent.