Commercial drivers in Enugu recorded low patronage in their business during the New Year festivities.
Reports indicated that motor parks in the coal city as at Monday, hosted few passengers.
At the Garki Motor Park, some drivers were found resting and sleeping due to lack of activities.
Some commercial drivers said the Yuletide break was the cause of the low turn-out of passengers.
Larry Ugwu, a cab driver, met at the park said he was merely resting in his car and at the same time waiting for passengers to come around.
He said many who travelled for the Yuletide were yet to return, adding that most drivers find it difficult get their bus or cars filled up with passengers.
“As you can see, I am resting in my bus, praying and waiting for passengers to come so that I will have something to go home with or even buy food for my family’’, he said.
At Peace Park, Mr Ifesinachi Ude, a driver, said that in previous years, people were still travelling by this time of the year either to attend one function or the other.
“It is a different case this year as very few people come to the park’’, Ude said.
At the Old Park, Enugu, Mr Okwudili Ejeh, a transporter, attributed the low patronage to the recession as well as the increase in the prices of goods.
However, on the passengers’ side, Miss Joy Imah, said that she was travelling due to family issues, adding that she would not have travelled if not for the issue at stake.