Why I suspended Free Shuttle Buses-Akeredolu

By Collins Dupson

The Governor of Ondo State, Arakunrin Oluwarotimi Akeredolu has explained why his government suspended the popular free School shuttle buses across the 18 Local Government of the state.

The Governor speaking through the Secretary to the State Government, Princess Oladunni Odu said his administration had not cancelled the free shuttle buses programme contrary to the news spreading around.

She said that the social protection programme, which the governor inherited from his immediate predecessor, Dr. Olusegun Mimiko, had to be suspended due to breakdown of the buses.

Princess Odu disclosed this while addressing journalists in Akure as part of events to celebrate Akeredolu’s second term 100 days in office.

Some of the buses had been set ablaze by irate mobs during the #ENDSARS protest last year, leading to suspension of the programme last year.

The SSG listed some of the scheduled programmes to include commissioning of road projects, power grids and potable water amenities across the state, among others.

Other programmes, according to her, include the feeding of 40 elderly people per local council across the state, while bursary would also be paid to support students in their academic pursuits.

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