Independence: Benue govt procures 100 buses to cushion subsidy removal effects


By Aluta News

Oct 1, 2023

The Benue Government says it has procured 100 buses to be handed over to the Benue Links, the state-owned transport company to cushion the effects of the subsidy removal on petrol.

Gov. Hyacinth Hyacinth, stated this in a radio and television broadcast as part of activities to mark Nigeria’s 63rd Independence Anniversary in Makurdi.

Alia said he was aware of the sufferings of the people following the removal of fuel subsidy and other harsh economic realities in the country.

“Our good people of Benue, I share the pains most of you are going through; and I assure you that your resilience and patience would not be in vain as this administration continues to reposition, as well as strengthen our institutions for good governance. I want to assure you that succour is on the way.

“In the meantime, we have purchased 100 buses to be handed over soon to Benue Links, the state-owned transport company, to provide affordable transportation to the public.

“In addition, plans are underway to distribute N50,000 each, to market women across the state, to enhance their petty trade businesses.

“Our lofty visions, policies and strategies for good governance cannot be achieved in a society bereft of security of lives and property,” he said.

Alia added: “No society thrives in the face of wanton killings, kidnapping, banditry, communal conflicts, and so forth.

“The independent anniversary is a moment for us to salute our heroes past. It took valour, sacrifice and cohesive nationalistic onslaught for them to actualise our country’s political freedom.

“Is is important to thank the Almighty God for preserving us amidst several storms, some of which at some point within the last 63 years, threatened our very own existence as a country.

“While we reflect in retrospect, it is equally pertinent for us to examine where we are, and look to the brighter future that lies ahead of us, especially in a State like ours that possesses all
the potentials of peaking us in the comity of states.”


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