Airport limousine operators reject introduction of BRT buses

Limousine bus operators at the Murtala Muhammed Airport are at war with the management of the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) over the decision to bring in new set of BRT buses to ply the same route with them.

Speaking on behalf of the Airport Limousine Bus Operators, the Chairman, Tijani Jelili in an interview with journalists described as unfair the decision of FAAN to bring in other concessionaires after collecting N80,000 from each vehicle annually.

Though assured that his members Jelili will continue to maintain peace around the airport, but challenged FAAN to explain the genesis of the new buses on the airport road, adding that they were not informed about the introduction of the new buses on the airport routes.

Jelili who lamented that FAAN did not inform them of the plan to bring in new BRT buses, complained the decision will make it difficult for the drivers to meet up after paying N80 000 each to FAAN following the coming of the BRT buses.

He explained how his members went to micro finance houses to borrow money to maintain their vehicles saying the present development will make it almost impossible for the limousine operators to meet up with their financial obligations to the micro finance houses.

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