The President of Nigeria, AsiwajuBola Tinubu has commissioned 107 electric/gas buses, and taxis in Borno State as Governor Babagana Zulum’s administration is actively working to mitigate the repercussions of the fuel subsidy removal.

All Nigeria Latest News reports that the President commissioned the buses on Monday at the Shehu of Borno’s Palace. 

President Tinubu hailed Zulum for the foresight, saying his development strides are innovative.

“Your Excellency (Governor Zulum)… this is exactly ‘Hope Renewed’. Thank you for your good job always. Thank you once again for being innovative and creative; for your concern about your people and the good governance you provide.

“We are going to take advantage of your foresight and proactiveness to at the sub-national level be able to start an assembly plant and add more value to the economy and bring economic prosperity to our people. You (Zulum) are doing a good job, thank you very much,” Tinubu said.

In his remarks, Governor Zulum explained that the decision is aligned with his administration’s metropolitan transport initiative, aimed at alleviating the effects of the fuel subsidy removal.

“Mr President, after you announced the subsidy removal and your consequent directive to governors to provide immediate palliative, in Borno State we decided to invest massively in a mass transit scheme,” Zulum added.

The governor said the 107 vehicles were converted to use electricity and gas to help enhance the use of low-cost energy sources and cheap transportation.

The buses are made up of 35 units of 30-seater gas-powered coaster buses, 12 units of 15-seater gas-powered Hummer buses, 10 units of 50-seater gas-powered mass transit buses, and 50 units of 4-seater electric-powered taxi vehicles.

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