A total of two hundred taxis out of two hundred and ninety vehicles recently inaugurated by Ondo State Governor, Doctor Olusegun Mimiko have been distributed to members of Ondo State Branch of National Union of Road Transport Workers, (NURTW) across the eighteen local government areas of the State.
Their joy knew no bound as they shower praises on the governor who had on several occasions fulfilled promises made to alleviate the plight of the members.
In a remark at the presentation of the vehicles to the beneficiaries, Governor Mimiko said the remaining ninety vehicles will be distributed to the beneficiaries on twelfth of next month.
Presenting the taxis to the beneficiaries at the Gani Fawehinmi Freedom Square, Akure, governor Mimiko explained that the gesture is part of efforts by his administration to improve on the living standard of the union members and cushion the effects of the partial removal of fuel subsidy by the federal government.
He commended members of the union for the peaceful and matured manner they have been conducting their affairs and sued for its sustenance.
The governor promised to distribute more vehicles to them, stressing that governance is about responding to the yearnings and aspiration of the people.
In his remark, the state Chairman of NURTW, Mr. Oladutele Obayoriade expressed gratitude to the governor for the numerous investments his administration has so far made in the lives of the members of the union.
The occasion was witnessed by government officials, traditional leaders and stakeholders in the transport sector.
The beneficiaries whose taxis have been highly subsidized by government are expected to charge thirty (N30) Naira per drop.
Reported by: Akure Correspondent, Omorowa Jonah