By Chibuike Nwabuko
Abuja (Sundiata Post) – Group under the auspices of Network of Bayelsa Professionals (NBP) has commended Governor Douye Diri for the launch of transport scheme aimed at alleviating the hardship of the people of the state following the Federal Government’s new increase in the pump price of petroleum.
Sundiata Post recalls that Governor Diri on Wednesday unveiled a new transport scheme for the workers, students and the general populace in the state in the bid to cushion the effect occasioned by the fresh increase in the pump price of petroleum.
Over 100 taxi cabs and six luxury buses were unveiled by the governor in Yenagoa as part of his administration’s palliative to boost the transportation sector.
The Bayelsa Network of Professionals in a reaction to the palliative care appealed to the people of the state to support the governor in his new move to bring down the difficulties and hardships being inflicted on them by the Federal Government action.
A statement issued in Abuja on Thursday by the Spokesperson of the Professionals, Mr Deinmobofa Tantua made available to Sundiata Post, noted the essence of transportation in human lives especially students and downtrodden workers and expressed optimism that fuel subsidy removal hardships would be cushioned through the new transport scheme.
The group said the development will also help in creating jobs for the teeming youths in the state as over 100 youths would be engaged as drivers in the intra-state and intra-city transport scheme.
“As concerned professionals, our own is basically to commend the governor for the launch of the transport scheme as it will immensely benefit people of the state, especially the student community.
“Our students at the Niger Delta University in Amassoma, the Federal University, Otuoke and other institutions in the state should now heave a sigh of relief.
“The new transport scheme signifies his passion and commitment to the welfare of the people and other laudable initiatives like the various empowerment and skill acquisition programmes organised by his administration.
“We wish to use this forum to call on our people in Bayelsa for more support for the governor especially on the need for his re-election in order to do more for the people.
“Governor Diri has left no one in doubt that Bayelsa is safe in his hands and another four years for him will enable him to consolidate on the gains he has recorded so far and that is why he truly deserves it”.
The group equally noted that the new transport scheme will help to reduce the difficulties experienced since the night ban on tricycles and thanked Bayelsans for their patience and understanding.