MASARI INAUGURATES 25 BRAND NEW COMMERCIAL BUSES
The Katsina State Governor, Rt. Hon Aminu Bello Masari had earlier today commissioned 25 brand new buses for inter State transportation across the federation.
Katsina Media and Publicity reports that the event took place today at
the Katsina State Transport Authority Motor Park along Batsari road where the Governor Lamented over the poor management of the Transport Authority.
Masari said all over the world, transportation is subsidised by government and in his own view, Nigeria should not be an exception to that.
He narrated his experience that led to the ban of the State Transportation Authority then in the 90’s and how his effort as the then commissioner of Works, Housing and Transport saw the re-establishment of the agency for the benefit of the common man.
Cautioning the leadership of the authority, the Governor warned against personalising the public property, adding that “we procured the buses to better the lives of the have not, and that the have not/Masses are the once that need subsidies”.
Earlier, the commissioner of works Alh. Tasiu Dandagoro, appreciated the gesture of the Governor for purchasing of 25 brand new buses to the tune of over N1bn explaining that 10 are coaster buses with capacity of 30 persons at a time and 15 hiace with capacity of 14 persons and all these are 2018 model.
The General Manager, Alh. Haruna Musa Rugoji on his part said this is part of the restoration project that will have direct impact to the lives of the good people of Katsina State.
@katgovmedia reports that Rugoji, who gave a strong warning to the Drivers as to handling the vehicles and their operations within the legal work adding “we will not hesitate to collect the vehicle and give it to who is helping us”.
It would be recalled that the State Governor had commissioned 84 number of vehicles to the private sector, all in an effort to alleviate the suffering of the masses in the state.