By Suoyo Ekubo
Governor Douye Diri on Wednesday july 19, 2023, inaugurated the Prosperity transportation vehicles provided to boost transport system in the State
Governor Diri said the new transport scheme is in line with the state commitment to help cushion effect of fuel subsidy removal and alleviate the sufferings of Bayelsans as a result of the ban in tricycle operations at night.
“for those of us who have been crying about our ban of tricycles in the night, this is an effective replacement. And so, the ban on the tricycle in the night continues.
“Now, we have taxis that will be running within the city of Yenagoa and beyond, we have taxis that will be running the Niger Delta University, Amassoma, the Airport and the Federal University, Otueke.” Governor Diri said.
The Governor also said the cabs and buses will not be given to individuals like the previous government arrangements.
The keys to the vehicles were handed over to the General Manager, Bayelsa Transport Company, (Hon.) Chief Imomotimi Fanama, who was earlier introduced to the event by the Commissioner for Transport, Grace Ekiotenne.