The Borno State Governor, Babagana Zulum, on Tuesday 4th July, 2023, released 80 vehicles for free transportation of farmers, to reduce the high cost of living caused by fuel subsidy removal.
According to Zulum, the purpose for the donation is to support farmers who are faced with the challenges of fuel subsidy removal, as the cost of transportation has increased.
We are here purposely to support the farmers, you can see thousands of them have gathered and their numbers can reach up to 100,000. The removal of fuel subsidy which although has a long-term benefit has made the cost of transportation to increase
The 80 vehicles comprise 50 luxury buses to be allocated from the fleet of the Borno Express Corporation, the state-owned transport company, while the 30 pick-up vans will be hired by the state government.
Governor Zulum while addressing thousands of farmers, urged them to cooperate with soldiers, police, and other security agencies deployed to roads to protect citizens.
Story: Ihuoma Ikeje