From Emma Elekwa, Onitsha
Affiliation of Luxurious Bus House owners of Nigeria (ALBON) has stated its members misplaced over N12 billion to the COVID-19 lockdown, closure of motor parks, boundaries and borders throughout the nation since March 2020.
It sought Federal Authorities’s assist to get mortgage services and different palliatives for its members to beat the financial challenges the pandemic has positioned on the transport sector.
The affiliation sought the help by means of the Federal Ministry of Transportation.
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Addressing reporters on Tuesday in Onitsha, Anambra State, ALBON’s Nationwide Process Pressure Chairman Joseph Ejiofor and Anambra State Process Pressure Chairman Uchenna Maduakor regretted that then affiliation’s members have been nonetheless counting losses because the lockdown and border closure persevered.
Ejiofor stated: “Most members discover it troublesome to pay wage and feed their households as a result of since March 2020, their buses in Nigeria and in different Africans nations have been parked of their garages with out doing any enterprise.”