Godwin Obaseki Gives Green Light for Free Transporation Services

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The people of Edo State can now breathe a sigh of relief as the Governor, Godwin Obaseki, has given the green light for free transportation services.

This move is aimed at mitigating the effects of fuel subsidy removal by the Federal Government on the citizens.

Starting from Monday, September 11, 2023, free buses will be made available to the public from 6:30 am to 7:00 pm daily.

The government’s Chief Press Secretary, Andrew Okungbowa, disclosed in a statement that this initiative is tailored towards enhancing the welfare of people with mobility challenges, especially during this difficult period caused by the subsidy removal policy of the federal government.

The statement reads: “His Excellency, the Executive Governor of Edo State, Mr Godwin Nogheghase Obaseki, has directed the State-owned transport company, Edo City Transport Ltd (ECTS), to commence free bus services to all passengers on all their routes with effectfrom September 11 2023.

“The free bus service which spans an initial two-month period covers commuting within the Benin metropolis and from Benin- City to the major cities in the three senatorial districts.”

“The Governor’s compassionate approval is aimed at providing succour to the people of Edo State in the light of the numerous challenges arising from the removal of the fuel subsidy,” the statement states.

Adding, “It is hoped that this transportation support of the caring Governor will significantly reduce the citizens’ mobility problems and improve their welfare within this period, while all efforts are being made to purchase new gas-powered buses for the State.”

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