As part of efforts to ease transportation problem, Edo state government has commissioned 75 new intra-city buses purchased by Governor Godwin Obaseki to boost the state transport scheme.
Commissioning the buses at the weekend, the immediate past governor of the state, Comrade Adams Oshiomhole, commended what he described as laudable achievements of Governor Obaseki despite the country’s economic challenges.
“I am proud that you are fulfilling all the promises that we made during the 2016 electioneering campaign. You are working tirelessly to industrialize the state and make life easy for the people,” Oshiomhole said.
On his part, Governor Obaseki explained that public transportation was a core sector to focus on, as it impacts directly on the lives of the masses,
He added that revamping the Edo State Traffic Management Agency (EDSTMA), rehabilitation of feeder roads across the state, the on-going construction of an ultra-modern bus terminal and prohibition of street trading showed the commitment of his administration towards changing the face of the sector.
Also speaking, the Managing Director of Edo City Transport Service Ltd (ECTS), Mrs Edugie Agbonlahor, said the introduction of the new buses would revitalize the state transport scheme.