Borno to Revive Public Transport with 50 Buses, 500 Taxis
AREWA AGENDA – As part of it’s efforts towards cushioning transportation problem in the State, the Borno State Government has revealed that it will improve it’s Public Transport system with 50 Buses and 500 Cabs.
The Borno State Commissioner of Transport, Alhaji Abubakar Tijjani, disclosed this to Journalists at a Press briefing Friday held at the Multi purpose hall of the Government House Maiduguri.
According to him, the Buses will be used in interstate travels through the State own Transport Corporation, Borno Express, while the 500 Taxis will be used to ease transportation problem within the state capital, Maiduguri, especially along major roads within the Metropolis.
The State Government will be engaging a South Korean company for the delivery.
Mr. Tijani further revealed that 10 of the 50 buses are 51 seaters buses that would be used for intra-city shuttling to ease residents of Maiduguri Metropolis transportation problem.
According to him, if not for the COVID-19 pandemic , the cabs could have been delivered since but noted that already, the 50 buses purchased by the state government have been delivered and are in stock in Maiduguri.
He added that the ministry has established Borno State Traffic Management Agency that will create job opportunities for the youths and sanitise the state traffic system.
Similarly, the commissioner said the ministry was carrying out rehabilitation work of Maiduguri trailer park at NJimtilo with a view to restrict heavy vehicles from entering the town.
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