Road transportation which has never been the delight of the Nigerian elite has suddenly become the preferred means of transportation after the ill-fated Dana Air crash which led to the deaths of nearly 200 Nigerians.
LEADERSHIP SUNDAY investigation reveals that the transport companies now battle to contain with daily influx of VIP passengers.
The VIP wing of the Nnamdi Azikiwe Airport at Abuja as observed by LEADERSHIP SUNDAY since Dana crash incident records about 50 percent decrease in passenger inflow.
An Airline ticket attendant in one of the Airline companies on condition of anonymity said some days, they don’t make up to 25% daily sales since the unfortunate Dana crash .
Some of the transport firms visited by LEADERSHIP SUNDAY, Chisco, ABC and Ifesinachi transport companies in Lagos, Abuja and other major cities across the country brings to bare that transport companies on daily bases after the ill fated crash, record more than fifty percent (50%) increase in their manifest. It was also gathered that top government officials, high profile politicians and their relatives who ordinarily fly, now patronise these interstate road transportation
The Head of Operation of Chisco Transport Company, Chinwe Nwoko affirmed that, “ We have witnessed an appreciable increased patronage. More than 50%, but it is not a new phenomenon. Each time there is a plane crash, the elite out of emotions suddenly use land transport.