FG Yuletide Transportation Subsidy: Over 160,000 Passengers Benefited- Alake

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Dr Dele Alake , Minister of Solid Minerals Development and Chairman of the implementation Committee .

By Innocent Orok

The Committee on Implementation of End of Year Transportation Subsidy Programme of President Bola Tinubu, said over 160,000 passengers so far benefitted from the programme.

The Chairman of the Committee and Minister of Solid Minerals Resources, Dr Dele Alake made this known in a progress report on Monday in Lagos.

Recall that President Bola Tinubu on December 19, 2023 approved the provision of free transportation on the routes of the Nigerian Railway Corporation, NRC. The President also approved 50 percent subsidy on transport fares for passengers travelling on 30 routes serviced by bus operators under the umbrella association, the Association of Luxury Bus Owners of Nigeria, (ALBON).

On the overall assessment of the scheme so far, Mr Alake enthused that it had been a huge success, emphasising that the transportation rebate was a demonstration of the level of love the President had for Nigerians.

He said the programme recorded impressive results, from December 21 to December 31, 2023, the NRC conveyed 71,000 passengers, while buses operating under the auspices of ALBON carried 77,122 passengers so far.

The Federal government transportation fares rebirth kick-started on December 21, 2023 and to end on January 3, 2024.

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