Osun State has launched commuter buses that would transport state employees, students, and other citizens along a few designated routes.
This is one of the steps used to lessen the impact of the gasoline subsidy termination.
At the official bus unveiling in Osogbo on Monday, Governor Ademola Adeleke, accompanied by Deputy Governor Kola Adewusi, announced that the buses would operate in two shifts: a morning shift from 6:45 am to 9 am and an afternoon shift from 3 pm to 5 pm, Monday through Friday.
“I assure state residents that their welfare remains paramount to the present administration,” he said. The administration will keep implementing initiatives and policies meant to make the citizens happy.
“I applaud government personnel for persevering through difficult economic times and being dedicated to their work. I promise that their wellbeing will always come first in our government.
Commissioner of Transportation Sesan Oyedele referred to the Adeleke administration as a worker-friendly one during his inaugural speech, even as he promised state citizens that additional buses would be arriving soon.
Oyedele continued, “Passengers will be required to pay a nominal fee on each drop for the operation and upkeep of the buses.”
The five busses in Osogbo have the following routes, which end at Abere (Secretariat): Dada Estate-Capital-Okefia-Olaiya.
The second bus will arrive at Abere (Secretariat) and travel via Stadium Roundabout, Ayetoro, Old Garage, and Olaiya.
Passengers from Oja Oba-Isale-Osun-Odi Olowo-Olaiya will ride the third bus, which will arrive at Abere (Secretariat).
The fifth bus will go from Okinni-LAMECO-Dele-Yes Sir-East Bye Pass and arrive at Abere (Secretariat). The fourth bus is planned to depart from Owode Ede-Abere-Ogo Oluwa-Olaiya and end at Old Garage.