Economic Hardship: Bauchi Gov’t Procures Food items, Public Transport


By Isiyaka Ismail Wunti

Bauchi State Government is to procure grains and essential commodities for distribution to citizens as part of measures to cushion the hardship occasioned by the recent fuel subsidy removal.

Similarly, plans are underway by the State Government to provide a number of public transport including tricycles and commercial motorcycles to creat job opportunities and address transportation challenges.

The State Governor Bala Mohammed made thes known at the inauguration of thirty units of eighteen seater buses provided by his administration to ease movement of people due to the high cost of transportation.

Governor Bala Mohammed who is a member of presidential parliativive distribution committee acknowledged that citizens across the country are experiencing difficulties hence the move to partner with an indegenious firm in procuring the buses at the sum of four hundred and eighty million naira with an agreement of refunding twenty million naira on monthly basis.

Bala Mohammed also said the move was to create job opportunities and reduce the cost of inter-states transportation which is not affordable by the common citizens.

He used the opportunity to commend effort of the federal government to commence total reconstruction of Bauchi-Gombe Road to ensure safety of commuters.

Also speaking, the Permanent Secretary Ministry of Commerce and Industry Alhaji Aliyu Sulaiman applauded the state government for investing in critical sector of economy and called for proper utilization of the buses provided.

Some of the commuters who described the gesture as commendable emphasized the need to use the vehicles for the purpose they were meant for.

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