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Yuguda Laments Transport Challenges

| September 3, 2012 More

As part of its efforts to improve the transport services, Bauchi State, the state government has purchased 50 units of 14-seater transit buses through the intervention of the Federal Government 10 billion naira public mass transit scheme.

Commissioning the buses yesterday at the premises of Steyr Nigeria Limited in Bauchi, Governor Isa Yuguda said the Yankari Transport Service purchased the buses on loan through the assistance of the Urban Development Bank.

According to Yuguda, after his inauguration into office for a second tenure, one of the main priorities of his administration was to provide adequate transport services to the people state, which he noted will boost employment opportunities in the state.

He lamented the lack of management and decay in the transportation sector in the country, saying, “The transport sector in the country has undergone very big challenges. I recall vividly how the federal government liquidated Nigeria Airways because of its lack of Management.

The most disturbing aspect of the Liquidation of this air company was that it kick-started at the same time when Saudi Airlines was established and until today, the Saudi Arabia Airlines is still working while Nigeria Airways packed up. As a result of the liquidation, a lot of people lost their jobs and they resign themselves to fate. What more can I say, the railway lines and water transportation is still backward today”.

Category: Bauchi State News

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