As part of measures to relieve the suffering of commuters caused by the removal of fuel subsidies, Bayelsa State Governor, Douye Diri has launched a new transport scheme.
The governor during the launch of 100 cabs and six luxury buses on Wednesday at the DSP Alamieyeseigha Banquet Hall premises, Yenagoa, stated that the initiative was his administration’s palliative to boost the transport sector.
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“This is another historic day as we launch this fleet of transport vehicles to relieve the suffering of our people.
“Now, we have taxis that will run within the city of Yenagoa and environs to the Niger Delta University at Amassoma, to the airport and the Federal University, Otuoke, and other towns,” he said.
Handing over the vehicle keys to Bayelsa State Transport Company, BSTC General Manager, Chief Timi Fanama, Governor Diri urged the management to make good use of the vehicles to enhance the transport system, Vanguard reports.
On his part, Fanama urged the youths to avail themselves of the scheme and see driving as a career.