Rivers Government Government have made plans to provide a free bus service for students in the state. The State’s Commissioner for Transport, Mr. Dagogo Fubara, disclosed this on Monday in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Port Harcourt.
According to the Commissioner, the service would begin before July. He noted that the gesture was to alleviate the suffering of students in their bid to go to school. He explained that the buses would take off from Borikiri to Mile 3 and take back students after school.
He however stressed that the service was strictly for students,and that students must be in their school uniforms to enjoy the service. He also stressed the need for students to be orderly and disciplined while benefiting from the service.
Meanwhile, the governor of River State, Nyesom Wike, has declared his total support for any policy of President Muhammadu Buhari’s administration that will improve the well-being of the people of the state.
Wike made the statement during the swearing-in ceremony of Justice Christy Gabriel-Nwankwo as the substantive President of the State Customary Court of Appeal, merged with courtesy visit of the Local Study Group from the National Institute of Policy and Strategic Studies (NIPSS) Kuru, at Government House, Port Harcourt, yesterday April 25.
He was quoted to have said:
“I will support any policy of the federal government that will enhance the living standard of the people of Rivers State. It doesn’t matter who initiated such policy as long as it favours our people.”
Urging the federal government to find ways to implement the recommendations of different NIPPS study teams especially as they relate to poverty alleviation, the governor pledged not to use his office for any unnecessary politicking, pointing out that good policies transcend party affiliation.