By Aisha Buhari/Rukayya M Toungo
Adamawa state government has concluded arrangements to purchase ninety busses to boost the fleets of Adamawa Transport Company, operators of ‘Sunshine Express’ that will ply across the state.
Commissioner for Transport Development, Alhaji Musa Mahmud Kallamu revealed this in an interview with Newsmen in Yola, said purchase of the buses was captured in this year’s budget including re-designing of the transport system and water transportation.
Alhaji Kallamu added that government will provide additional buses to tertiary institutions in the state to support the students.
He explained that the provision of more buses is to reduce the hardship caused by removal of fuel subsidy.
The Commissioner also said the present administration will partner with private sector for smooth transportation system in the state.
On fresh Air-bus that ply Jimeta-Yola Road, the commissioner said government is working tirelessly to repair the broken-down vehicle for the benefit of masses.
Meanwhile, the Adamawa state government will redesign all motor parks across twenty-one local government areas as part of measures to secure the lives and properties of travellers.
The commissioner for Transport Development, Alhaji Musa Kallamu Mahmud who disclosed this explained that the measure will curtail activities of miscreants who loiter around motor parks to perpetrate crimes.
He said currently, the government is taking statistics of motor parks across the state with a view to give them a face lift and ensure proper usage by commercial motorists, which will generate more income to the government.
Alhaji Kallamu called on travellers to always patronize designated government approved motor parks for their safety and proper documentation of their travelling documents.
On water transportation, the Commissioner said the government has taken proactive measures to avert future boat mishaps as casualties were recorded last year by ensuring that operators in the water transportation sector adhere to guidelines set up by the government.
The Commissioner explained that the ministry is poised to better the lives of the citizenry in the transportation sector.