Naira/fuel scarcity: Makinde deploys free buses in Oyo

David Adenekan
David Adenekan
Naira/fuel scarcity: Makinde deploys free buses in Oyo
Seyi Makinde

Oyo State governor, ‘Seyi Makinde, has announced the deployment of free Omituntun transport buses to ease the pains of the people of the state from the twin crisis of naira and fuel scarcity that have been the lot of Nigerians in recent weeks.

Governor Makinde, who announced this in a statewide broadcast aired on the Broadcasting Corporation of Oyo State, BCOS, on Friday night, said that the state government was ready to do whatever it could to alleviate the suffering of the masses.

The governor, who frowned at the resort to violent protests by some residents of Ibadan earlier on Friday, said that while citizens were free to express their feelings peacefully, government would not condone any resort to violence.

A statement by the Chief Press Secretary to the governor, Mr. Taiwo Adisa, indicated that the governor also put all the security agencies operating in the state on high alert to avert any breakdown of law and order.

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The statement also quoted the governor as urging the people to ensure they used their Permanent Voters Cards to usher in a responsible government in the forthcoming general election, adding that resort to violence would only breed other problems.

According to him, the Omituntun Mass Transit Buses would be deployed to more routes within the state for free, in order to ameliorate the suffering of the people.

The governor also said that the state was also working with chairmen of local governments to provide   immediate palliatives  for the vulnerable people in order  to alleviate the hardships that the twin scarcity of naira and fuel had brought upon them.

He urged all law-abiding citizens and residents of the state to go about their lawful activities peacefully.

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