By Olufemilade Oyinade
In demonstration of its commitment to a multimodal transportation system aimed at providing improved movement of people at affordable costs through a bus-based public transport system and also sustaining valuable public health benefits by reducing road fatalities and personal exposure to harmful air pollutants, Ogun State government has taken delivery of high capacity buses equipped with modern technological capabilities.
The new buses, which is part of government’s deliberate efforts at modernizing and promoting efficiency in the transport sector through a bus mass transit scheme, as contained in its urban renewal programme, is designed to have better capacity and reliability than a conventional bus system with a view to providing commuters a safe, affordable, fast and pleasurable experience on the roads.
Speaking on the arrival of the buses, the State Commissioner for Transportation, Engr. Gbenga Dairo said that taking delivery of those buses was a testimony to the commitment and readiness of Governor Dapo Abiodun’s administration to strengthen local economy through transport development, thereby creating jobs along the value chain of transportation system.
“This is a commendable fulfilment of promise made two weeks ago by the Governor, Prince Dapo Abiodun to the good people of Ogun State as regards commencement of bus mass transit scheme in the State. The scheme, it is important to note, is designed to make transportation more accessible, affordable and safe with more jobs being created and State economy boosted without throwing people out of jobs”, he stated.