The Borno State Governor directed that the busses commence immediate operation. Photo: Dauda Iliya
Borno State Governor, Babagana Zulum has launched a new fleet of 70 luxurious buses to ease the movement of civil servants to their various places of work and other members of the public.
Unveiling the metro buses at Borno Express terminus in Maiduguri, Governor Zulum said the second phase of the intervention is to alleviate the suffering of commuters occasioned by the removal of fuel subsidy.
He said 30 out of the 70 buses will be dedicated to conveying civil servants to their places of work from 7:00 am to 9:00 am and return them from 3:00 pm to 5:00 on Mondays to Fridays.
“I want you to ensure that these buses start operations tomorrow morning (Tuesday) unfailingly. You should however be mindful of our situation and ensure that you bring down the cost of transportation.” Zulum said.
The new fleet of buses comprised of standard-sized buses and larger buses.
Writing by Dauda Iliya; Editing by Muzha Kucha and Julian Osamoto