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BASG Takes Delivery of Part of 60 Buses for its Transport Company

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Bauchi State government under the leadership of the outgoing governor Mohammed Abdullahi Abubakar has taken  delivery of eight out of the sixty buses to boost the state revenue and to alleviate transportation problem of citizens.

In February 2018 the state government at the end of its state executive council meeting announced its intention to purchase 60 buses for its own transport company at the cost of 1.3billion Naira and the delivery of the buses came 15 months after government expressed its intention.

General Manager of the Yankari Transport Company Alhaji Aliyu Sa’idu bubakar disclosed this when he conducted journalists round eight out of the sixty buses delivered to the company by the contractor at the premises of the company in Bauchi.

He said  the remaining fifty two buses have arrived the country, adding tha the state government will release some funds to the contractor to enable him deliver the remaining fifty buses to the company.

Aliyu said the purchase of the sixty 18 seater buses will also increase the revenue base of the state owned transport company, Yankari Transport Company Ltd and commended the outgoing Governor Abubakar for his effort to put the company on sound footing,  saying the buses will be one of legacies of the outgoing governor

He said initially when the buses arrived it will be as planned by the out going government ,30 buses will be given to the state owned transport corporation,Yankari Transport Corporation, 20 will go to the 20 local government areas, while 10 will be retained by the state government even those to be retained by the state government will be under the transport company  to get more revenue for the the state government and government will use them when ever the need arises.

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