The president of Nigeria Bola Ahmad Tinubu was at Maiduguri the Borno state capital on Monday to attend the Chief of Army Staff Annual Conference. While in Maiduguri, he did the governor the honour of commissioning 107 gas and electric powered buses and taxis.
The scheme is to ease the hardships faced by the citizens as a result of fuel subsidy removal. The governor of the state, Babagana Umara Zulum, said the project is in respect to the president’s directive.
“Mr President, after you announced the subsidy removal and your consequent directive to the governors to provide immediate palliative, in Borno State, we decided to invest massively in a mass transit scheme.” Zulum said.
He said each of the vehicles was converted to use gas and electricity, which will ease the cost transport for the state’s citizens who are still recovering from the destructions of Boko Haram insurgency.
President Tinubu after commissioning the buses, commended the governor for his tireless effort in renewing the hope of his citizens and delivering what he termed as good governance. He described him as been creative and innovative. He thanked the governor for doing a good job.