Operators of motor parks in Benin said on Wednesday that they had been experiencing normal passengers’ traffic since Monday, ahead of the coronation of the Crown Prince and Edaiken N’Uselu, Eheneden Erediauwa on Thursday.
A correspondent of the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), who went round some major motor parks in Benin, observed that there had been no significant increase in the number of visitors into the city.
The operators of the parks said here had been no major increase in passengers’ influx to Benin.
The Vice Chairman of Umagbae Motor Park, Prince Uyi Ewela, located at Ramat Park, told NAN that transporters had not witnessed any major increase in passengers from neighbouring states into the city for the coronation.
“I can attribute this to information technology which allows people to see whatever may be happening during the coronation activities via the social media.
“People will prefer to watch it live on Television or on social media rather than travelling from the various local governments to witness it.
“I witnessed the coronation done 37 years ago. It was colourful and was witnessed by a large crowd.
“ICT was not really in use them; so people came out en-masse to witness it.
“But the turnout might be affected by the present use of ICT which enable people to get information as they unfold, he told NAN.
At “God is Good Motors’’ and other major Lagos motor parks on New-Lagos Road, NAN observed that activities on Wednesday were not different from their normal operations.(NAN)