Rivers State Government has launched a COVID-19 Free Bus Scheme that will operate from 6:30 am to 7 pm daily, to cushion the effect of the pandemic on citizens.
Inaugurating the Scheme in Port Harcourt today, the Commissioner for Transport, Mr. Sunny Ejekwu commended Governor Wike for the initiative which is the first of it\’s kind in the country.
Mr. Ejekwu stated that the buses will ply Obio/Akpor, Port Harcourt, Oyigbo and Eleme Local Government Areas as a pilot scheme.
\”With the launch of this scheme, you can feel the pulse of a Governor that is concerned about the health and welfare of Rivers people.
\”Since the outbreak of Covid-19 pandemic, Governor Wike has done so much to show his love for his people. You remember that in terms of palliatives he has spent a lot of resources besides the facilities he has put in place for the safety of the people,\” he stated.
He said the 28 luxury buses will operate strictly in line with advisories on social distancing, use of hand sanitizers and wearing of face masks.
The buses, he said, will pick and drop passengers only at designated bus stops.
The commissioner added that the buses will operate from 6:30 am to 7 pm daily.