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[VIDEO] AFCON: Nigerian Journalist In Abidjan Laments High Cost Of Taxi To Watch Eagles Train



High Cost Of Living At Tournaments, Not Strange– Adio, Ace Broadcaster


One of the many Nigerian Journalists in Abidjan to cover the African Cup of Nations, AFCON in Cote d’Ivoire has been captured in a video lamenting high cost of transport in Abidjan, the country’s capital.

“Just heading to Super Eagles training ground.

“The cab just charged us N12, 000, just Imagine!

“We are almost about late. It took us time. We had communication problem,” he said in the viral video.

Earlier as reported by DDM, same journalist spoke about how prohibitively high cost of living is in the francophone country.

He stated that the cheapest accommodation where he is staying is N25, 000.

Hameed Adio, veteran sports broadcaster speaking about reporters ordeal while covering sports event in foreign lands said it was to be expected.

“It is not strange that things get relatively expensive at tournaments like this, the reason being that the locals will take advantage to make maximum gains as the tournament lasts only for prices to go back to their original state when  it all ends,” Adio said.

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