Hudu Yakubu, Broad­caster, Abuja, 34

Weekly Trust - - Voxpop -

The gov­ern­ment said its de­ci­sion to dou­ble the train fare from Abuja to Kaduna was to keep to the guide­lines of COVID-19 safety pro­to­col. This ac­tion is anti-hu­man be­cause look­ing at the cur­rent re­al­ity on the ground, noth­ing seems to be work­ing well, peo­ple are suf­fer­ing, some are find­ing it dif­fi­cult to eat es­pe­cially now that the Coro­n­avirus is hit­ting the world. The gov­ern­ment should have found a way to as­sist peo­ple in a way that would cush­ion the eco­nomic hard­ship they are fac­ing. If peo­ple can’t af­ford daily meals, how do they ex­pect them to pay such amount for train fare? The gov­ern­ment should be pro-peo­ple and not anti-peo­ple. You can imag­ine what the pri­vate trans­porters will do if the gov­ern­ment de­cides to go this di­rec­tion, it’s so un­for­tu­nate.

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