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COVID-19: FG Appeals To Traders, Transporters Not To Hike Prices by chuks5552: 10:42am On May 22
The Federal Government has appealed to traders not to hike prices of food items and transportation as the country battles to contain the Coronavirus (COVID-19) global pandemic.

Alhaji Lai Mohammed, the Minister of Information, Culture, and Tourism, made the appeal at the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19 daily news briefing on Thursday in Abuja

He said it was necessary that market women and men understood the enormity of the time regarding the COVID-19 pandemic, adding that there is a need to show compassion to all Nigerians by not hiking prices of foodstuff and services.

The minister said that this period was a time to give back to society while calling on Nigerians not to take the opportunity of COVID-19 to further oppress other Nigerians.

“This is a time people are giving back to society. We call on our compatriots not to take the opportunity to oppress the people,” he urged.
Mohammed also urged the National Union of Road Transport Workers (NUTRW) to ensure that the transportation cost of food items being taken to other parts of the country was not hiking.

He said that it was regrettable that despite being aware of the danger posed by COVID-19, the NUTRW members still flout the guidelines of the lockdown as they carried passengers above the approved number.

The minister noted that some members of the union had refused to accept that COVID-19 was real, adding that this can be the reason for flouting the guidelines by carrying five to four passengers.

He said that the members had refused to heed the call by PTF to take precaution in carrying passengers, warning that such can be detrimental to their health.

The minister also called on state governors to engage members of NUTRW in their states in order to salvage the situation and contain the deadly virus.

“We need to carry NUTRW along. We cannot micromanage their activities in the state from the centre,” he said.

Mohammed said that the NUTRW had the mechanism to engage their members, adding that they had been warned not to carry more than three passengers.

The minister commercial cab and private are enjoined to carry only one passenger in the front and two at the back seat.

Source: https://www.vanguardngr.com/2020/05/covid-19-fg-appeals-to-traders-transporters-not-to-hike-prices/

Re: COVID-19: FG Appeals To Traders, Transporters Not To Hike Prices by Iceberg3: 10:47am On May 22
Yep

The wicked nurtw are a huge menace to society.
They are the ones urging drivers to increase and charge high fares.

They are only concerned about themselves and the money they make cos if the transporters increase fares,they also increase their OWODA!!!!

Lagosians are robbed everyday by these people to the tune of millions!!!

The money they forcefully obtain from drivers and conductors everyday belongs to Lagosians.


Virtually all Lagosians- passengers,market men and women,hawkers,cart pushers,shop owners,etc,pay one form of levy or the the other to these touts/agberoes every day!!!!!!!

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Re: COVID-19: FG Appeals To Traders, Transporters Not To Hike Prices by Realist5: 10:59am On May 22
Trans from where to where?

This minister of Lies just dey wake abi

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Re: COVID-19: FG Appeals To Traders, Transporters Not To Hike Prices by Heavenschild: 11:08am On May 22
shocked
Re: COVID-19: FG Appeals To Traders, Transporters Not To Hike Prices by ednut1(m): 11:08am On May 22
Naso

Re: COVID-19: FG Appeals To Traders, Transporters Not To Hike Prices by PureGoldh(m): 11:08am On May 22
We go dey alright Las Las

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Re: COVID-19: FG Appeals To Traders, Transporters Not To Hike Prices by Sunkyphil(m): 11:08am On May 22
never take this man serious mtchew

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Re: COVID-19: FG Appeals To Traders, Transporters Not To Hike Prices by toogbasky(m): 11:08am On May 22
Which price again,, price that they already hiked during lockdown

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Re: COVID-19: FG Appeals To Traders, Transporters Not To Hike Prices by jolmapudra: 11:08am On May 22
this virus matter sha

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Re: COVID-19: FG Appeals To Traders, Transporters Not To Hike Prices by Calabar1stSon: 11:08am On May 22
Fools... You do absolutely nothing in mitigating the current financial crisis yet you want those you govern not to do whatever it takes to abuse the system... Idiots just like their followers


This thread is well concise
https://www.nairaland.com/5874587/rethink-future-nigerians#5874587.2

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Re: COVID-19: FG Appeals To Traders, Transporters Not To Hike Prices by gambia(m): 11:08am On May 22
Story.
Re: COVID-19: FG Appeals To Traders, Transporters Not To Hike Prices by Bossontop(m): 11:09am On May 22
undecided undecided undecided
Na now una come abii.....price wey don already hike since
Wetin una don do to make sure say d lrice nkr hike??
Abeg make we hear word abeg...... Mtcheeww

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Re: COVID-19: FG Appeals To Traders, Transporters Not To Hike Prices by ately1(m): 11:09am On May 22
Too bad
Re: COVID-19: FG Appeals To Traders, Transporters Not To Hike Prices by calvado: 11:09am On May 22
Fg said..., presidency said..., president said... Buhari is never the one that speaks always Lai, Femi, Garba that speaks.

Nigeria will never have a president that is as lifeless as Buhari. That man is too lifeless.

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Re: COVID-19: FG Appeals To Traders, Transporters Not To Hike Prices by Abaman001(m): 11:09am On May 22
Why won't there be hike on food items, when ur ganbaru northern terrorist brothers have turned all Cargos meant to carry food stuffs only, to a northern human terrorist carriers to the southern parts, as such making the Governors to be apprehensives about trucks coming into their various states....
Re: COVID-19: FG Appeals To Traders, Transporters Not To Hike Prices by joyandfaith: 11:09am On May 22
chuks5552:


Source: https://www.vanguardngr.com/2020/05/covid-19-fg-appeals-to-traders-transporters-not-to-hike-prices/

tell police to stop collecting bribes from traders and transporters

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Re: COVID-19: FG Appeals To Traders, Transporters Not To Hike Prices by Perfecttouchade: 11:10am On May 22
Igbayi laaro abi

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Re: COVID-19: FG Appeals To Traders, Transporters Not To Hike Prices by Olochee: 11:10am On May 22
Okay
Re: COVID-19: FG Appeals To Traders, Transporters Not To Hike Prices by Mightyhaiz: 11:10am On May 22
Traders accumulated rents ,rates n taxes over the lockdown... Govt should find ways to imburse them..
Re: COVID-19: FG Appeals To Traders, Transporters Not To Hike Prices by Nojoy4toutans: 11:11am On May 22
because na water them go use. Why cant FG subsidized everything this period, from fuel to food, if they cant give us palliatives and cash

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Re: COVID-19: FG Appeals To Traders, Transporters Not To Hike Prices by gurunlocker: 11:12am On May 22
They already did that since when? Basic commodities are on the high price, even gadgets!


Not to talk of transport.... angry sad


But the truth is, Nigerians like inconveniencing each other at the slightest opportunity. Very bad!

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Re: COVID-19: FG Appeals To Traders, Transporters Not To Hike Prices by kuuljay(m): 11:13am On May 22
The police,army and states task forces are the ones that needs to be begged,there are thousands of check points and it will suffice you to know that police collect N100 army N200 road safety N100,produce collect close to 3k on entry and exit.so don't blame them at all,the tuber of yam you buy in Enugu at N350 is being sold in my village to them at N20

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Re: COVID-19: FG Appeals To Traders, Transporters Not To Hike Prices by oluwaseyi0: 11:13am On May 22
gimlunudri:
what will they now do
They will stop scamming

This is a scammer using UBA bank

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Re: COVID-19: FG Appeals To Traders, Transporters Not To Hike Prices by Hypocrit: 11:14am On May 22
I know what they mean. They should not hike the current hiked.
Re: COVID-19: FG Appeals To Traders, Transporters Not To Hike Prices by oluwaseyi0: 11:14am On May 22
jolmapudra:
this virus matter sha

This is a scammer using UBA bank

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Re: COVID-19: FG Appeals To Traders, Transporters Not To Hike Prices by oluwaseyi0: 11:15am On May 22
jolmapudra:
this virus matter sha
this is scammer and a fraudster

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Re: COVID-19: FG Appeals To Traders, Transporters Not To Hike Prices by gbemmyjoseph(m): 11:17am On May 22
Another one
Re: COVID-19: FG Appeals To Traders, Transporters Not To Hike Prices by MANNABBQGRILLS: 11:17am On May 22
In some most cases Nigerians are the problems of Nigerians.

What manner of country!! sad

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Re: COVID-19: FG Appeals To Traders, Transporters Not To Hike Prices by GentRoyal: 11:22am On May 22
Na today?
Price of stuffs have already been increased and it's really affecting the retail business.
The price of some items were increased by more than 100%; some were increased between 50-100%; only few item were increased by < 50%.
Most local factories that I know are currently closed and I believe there's zero importation at the moment.
I'm always careful when getting stocks, these days (I don't stock unnecessary) and I update myself everyday with current price;

Laslas, we'll be fine.

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