Kano Residents Advocate Measures to Regulate Transport Fares

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Some residents of Kano metropolis have called for proactive measures to guard against hike in transport fares following the introduction of the new pump price regime.
A cross section of residents made the call on Saturday in Kano as a survey of the situation in the metropolis, shows that most of the ‎servicing stations were dispensing ‎fuel between N158 and N161 per litre. However, some of the petrol stations ‎were still dispensing fuel at N148 per litre.‎
A motorist, Idi Garba, said the increase in pump price might affect transport fares as well as public transportation services while Mr Raji Sadik, a resident, called on the motorists, not to increase transport fares to guard against hike in prices of food items, goods and services.
‎“Hike in transport fare will make farmers and traders who bring agricultural produce from villages to the market to increase their prices”.‎
Another resident, Sabo Abdullahi, urged the transport operators to ease the burden on commuters.
‎A commercial cab operator, Bala Muhammad, however, called for proactive measures to regulate operations of fuel marketers to ensure effective measurement of their equipment adding that, the call was imperative to protect customers against being short-changed by the servicing stations.
“Most of the filling stations have already effected changes to the new pump price, but in the event of reduction, it took them many days to adjust”.

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