National Union of Road Transport Workers says it no plan to increase transport fare in the country.
Acting General Secretary of the union, Kabiru Yau, said if there had any increase in transport fare, the vehicle owners, rather than the workers union should be held responsible.
Yau spoke against the backdrop of reports that the NURTW was planning to increase cost of transportation.
Recall that the COVID-19 guidelines by the government require commercial vehicles to carry fewer passengers than normal on each trip, thereby reducing the income of the motorist.
The NURTW official, however, said, “Following an earlier statement that we (NURTW) will increase transport cost due to the Coronavirus guidelines by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control.
“I wish to state that the NURTW is a workers union that has the interest of Nigeria and the general public at heart.
“It is not our intention or in our place to increase the cost of transportation in the country. The car owners are the ones saddled with that responsibility.
“The union will continue to do everything within its power to ensure the peace and safety of travellers and Nigerians.”