Borno State Governor, Babagana Umara Zulum on Friday commissioned 90 units of mass transit buses to enhance the operations of the State owned transportation services company, Borno Express .
Commissioning the buses in a brief ceremony at the Ramat square ground in Maiduguri,the Governor said it was in fulfillment of his electioneering promises of providing affordable transportation to the people .
He however tasked the managers of Borno Express to inculcate a sustainable maintenance strategy which will ensure all vehicles remain functional.
“In fulfillment of our electioneering campaign to provide affordable means of transportation, we are here to unveil new buses to ease difficulties faced by the public” the governor said.
The buses include 40 units of 50 seater and 50 units of 14 seaters, all of which have combined capacity for two thousand seven hundred and forty passengers.
After unveiling the buses, Governor Zulum dived into the area of commercial tricycles popularly called ‘Keke NAPEP’.
Zulum directed the state’s ministry of transport to liaise with the ministry of justice and all other relevant stakeholders to ensure sanity in the operations of Keke operators.
The state commissioner of transport, Dr. Abubakar Tijjani assured that all 90 buses will soon be deployed for public use.