The Federal Government has revealed plans plans to distribute 2,000 buses to improve the effects of transportation on Nigerians living in rural areas.
According to reports, Minister of Special Duties and Intergovernmental Affairs, Dr George Akume discloses this made this on Friday September 11, at a meeting had with stakeholders of cooperative societies in Nigeria at his office in Abuja.
George explained that the initiative was a collaboration between his ministry, the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development and other agencies in the government.
He revealed that the ministry took the decision to pass through the cooperative bodies to ensure that the project is achieved rather than giving out loans to individuals, which might delay the execution of the project.
The initiative is to ensure that our rural force have access to transportation facility, now that there is a slight adjustment of the price of fuel.
“We do recognise that some transport business men can decide to take advantage of fuel increase over Nigerians.
“So when this is implemented, we believe the initiative will do quite a lot to stabilise the prices for the benefits of the people.
According to him, business men who are in transportation business can decide to take advantage of the increase of fuel price.