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Obiano declares 3 months free transport for Anambra people

The Anambra State government has declared the state-owned Mass Transit Buses, popularly known as `Willie Is Working Buses’ free for all commuters in the state.

The declaration, which started since December 25, 2018, would last until March, 2019.

Announcing the gesture, Ifeoma Mmadukaezi, the managing director and chief executive officer, Anambra State Mass Transit, TRACAS, said it was in line with Governor Willie Obiano’s magnanimity to ensure better living conditions for the people of the state.

Mmadukaezi noted that the busses would ply round the state to ease pains and sufferings of people, especially, those who travelled for yuletide celebrations.

According to her, the buses will cover Awka-Onitsha, Zik’s Avenue-Main Market, Onitsha-Ihiala, Onitsha-Atani -Ogbaru, Awka-Nnewi and other towns.

“We have also set up monitoring teams, two persons per bus, to ensure adherence to the rule,” Mmadukaezi added.

She stressed that incentive had been mapped out for drivers and conductors of the buses, to avert a breach of the directive.


About Lanre Oyetade

A multiple award winner in Economics and business journalism, Lanre Oyetade has served close to two decades in the media industry, spanning different notable stables, where he is privileged to have risen to the position of a title editor. A masters degree holder in Economics from the University of Lagos and doctoral student at the Babcock University, he is a winner of the prestigious NMMA Capital Market Award for two consecutive years (2004 & 2005), and was also a nominee for the body’s banking and finance and money market awards for two years. In 2013, he also won the Most Outstanding Business-Reporting Title Editor award of the National Institute of Marketing of Nigeria (NIMN). A minister in the LORDS’s vineyard, he has been an inspirational speaker and resource person at many corporate and religious fora since early 2004, and has so far authored three books on the capital market; on personal effectiveness, and on personal finance, in 2008 and 2014, respectively.