By Sammeni Kamsobbi
Adamawa State Government has approved the procurement of Ten luxurious buses at the cost of One Billion, Sixty Million Naira as part of parliative measures to cushion the hardship faced by the citizens.
The approval was made at the State Executive Council meeting presided over by the Acting Governor, Professor Kaletapwa Farauta Wednesday 23rd August, 2023.
Briefing Newsmen shortly after the meeting, the Honourable Commissioner for Information and Strategy, Neido Geoffrey Kofulto said, the meeting presided over by the Acting Governor, Professor Kaletapwa Farauta deliberated on the current economic and other hardship and how to come up with some cushioning effects.
Among the resolutions reached is the approval of One Billion, Sixty Million Naira for the procurement of Ten Fifty Eight seater luxurious buses from Innoson Vihicle Manufacturers of Nigeria which will be plying the road at a subsidised rate.
The Commissioner also said approval has also given for the purchase of grains and it would be sold at subsidised rate for the citizens She called on the masses to be patient as Government is working tirelessly to see that the impact of the current situation is not parculiar to Adamawa State a lone.
While calling on the citizens to engage in dry season farming to boost food production, she assured that government is ready to support the farmers with farming inputs such as fertilizers amongst others for desired result.
She also call on the general public and most especially those living along the River Benue Valley to relocate to safe places to avoid flooding with it devastating effects on lives and properties.This is as a result of the release of water from Lagdo-dam over River Benue.
The Honourable Commissioner for Education and Human Capital Development Dr. Umar Garba Pella alongside his Counterpart from the Ministry of Transport Musa Muhammed Kallamu shaded more light on the issues rased at the Council meeting.
Kallamu explained that the approval for procurement of ten buses is the first trench, assuring that more buses will be procured in the second trench.