“Governor Diri Unveils Transport Scheme with 106 Vehicles to Mitigate Fuel Subsidy Removal Impact”
Governor Douye Diri of Bayelsa State has launched a new transport scheme aimed at alleviating the hardships faced by commuters in the state following the removal of fuel subsidy by the Federal Government.
The scheme includes 100 taxis and six luxury buses, which were inaugurated at the DSP Alamieyeseigha Banquet Hall premises in Yenagoa. Governor Diri highlighted that this initiative serves as a palliative measure to support the transportation sector in the state.
In a statement by his Chief Press Secretary, Mr. Daniel Alabrah, Governor Diri acknowledged the challenges faced by Bayelsans due to the fuel subsidy removal and expressed his commitment to their welfare.
He emphasized that the new taxis will replace the banned commercial tricycles at night and will operate within Yenagoa and its environs, including areas such as Niger Delta University at Amassoma, the airport, Federal University, Otuoke, and other towns.
Governor Diri encouraged the state’s youth to seize this opportunity and empower themselves by becoming drivers in the intra-state and intra-city transport scheme. He projected that over 100 youths would be engaged as drivers through this initiative.
The keys to the vehicles were handed over to the General Manager of the Bayelsa State Transport Company, Chief Timi Fanama. Governor Diri urged the management to utilize the vehicles effectively to enhance the transport system in the state.
In response, Fanama called on the youth to embrace driving as a career and take advantage of the scheme to improve their livelihoods. The governor’s transport scheme is expected to provide significant relief to commuters and bolster the transportation sector in Bayelsa State.