As part of efforts to cushion the sufferings of the constituents, especially the vulnerable populations, a member of the Oyo State House of Assembly representing Oluyole State constituency, Hon. Waheed Akintayo has concluded arrangements to offer free transport scheme to the constituents.
The lawmaker made this known shortly after he had a meeting with the management of the Pace Setter Transport Services under the chairmanship of Hon. Salami Ibrahim (Dikko) in his office where they deliberated upon the modalities for the smooth take off of the Omi Tuntun buses that will be conveying the commuters in Oluyole State constituency.
Hon. Waheed Akintayo stated that the aim of the scheme which will commence on Monday 7th August, 2023 is to reduce the financial burden on members of his constituents occasioned by petrol subsidy removal.
It would be recalled that fares have been increased in the State and across Nigeria since the federal government announced the removal of petrol subsidy on 29th May, 2023.
Hon. Waheed Akintayo stated that the free transport will be plying Muslim to Academy to new garage while its take off is at Meritan filling station at Muslim Junction between 6.30am to 8.00am on Mondays for the entire residents of his constituency.
According to him, “this transport palliative is part of my deliberate effort to assist the residents in my constituency in times like this so that the residents can now get to their workplaces without much cost. Since the subsidy was removed, workers spent almost all their earnings on transportation and are left with nothing.” He said.
He called on the residents to avail themselves with the opportunity of free transport he offered so as to reduce their cost on transportation and getting to work early.