President Bola Tinubu on Monday inaugurated 107 mass transit vehicles in Borno State, including 50 electric taxis – the first of their kind in Nigeria.
Lauding Governor Babagana Zulum for his “foresight and people-oriented policies,” Tinubu praised the initiative as a response to the realities of climate change and the need for improved public transportation.
He further revealed plans for the Federal Government to establish a plant dedicated to electric vehicle production, creating jobs and easing transportation challenges.
Zulum, motivated by a presidential directive following the removal of fuel subsidy, expressed his commitment to this innovative project.
He highlighted the environmental benefits of electric taxis and their potential to revolutionize transportation in the state.
The 107 vehicles inaugurated include a diverse fleet: 50 electric taxis, 35 coaster buses, 12 Hummer buses, and 10 luxury buses.
This variety caters to different needs and ensures broader accessibility.
Tinubu’s visit to Borno marked his first official trip to the state as President.
He utilized the opportunity to pay a courtesy call on the Shehu of Borno, Abubakar El-Kanemi, and officially declare open the annual Chief of Army Staff Conference.
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