As part of measures put in place to cushion the adverse effects of Coronavirus pandemic on the people of Rivers State, the state Governor, Nyesom Wike has launched a COVID-19 Free Bus Scheme.
While inaugurating the Scheme in Port Harcourt, the Commissioner for Transport, Mr Sunny Ejekwu commended Governor Wike for the initiative noting that it was the first of it’s kind in the country.
Ejekwu stated that the buses will ply Obio/Akpor, Port Harcourt, Oyigbo and Eleme Local Government Areas as a pilot scheme.
He added that the Governor has done so much to show his love for his people since the Coronavirus outbreak.
According to the commissioner, the 28 luxury buses will operate strictly in line with advisories on social distancing, use of hand sanitizers and wearing of face masks.
Wike launches free bus scheme
He said, the buses would pick and drop passengers only at designated bus stops between 6:30 am to 7 pm daily.
Also speaking, the Commissioner for Information and Communications, Mr. Paulinus Nsirim, described the Free Bus Scheme as a gift from Governor Wike, whom he described as a compassionate leader.