President Bola Tinubu inaugurated 107 electric/gas buses and taxis in Borno State, where Governor Babagana Zulum’s administration aims to mitigate the impact of fuel subsidy removal.
The commissioning, held near the Shehu of Borno’s Palace, received praise from Tinubu, who commended Zulum’s innovative development efforts.
Tinubu expressed plans to leverage Zulum’s foresight for economic prosperity, intending to establish an assembly plant at the sub-national level.
The move is part of Zulum’s metro transport scheme, responding to the fuel subsidy removal by converting 107 vehicles to use electricity and gas, promoting low-cost energy and affordable transportation.
The fleet includes various gas-powered buses and electric-powered taxis. Previously, the Borno State Government acquired 120 buses, launching 77 in September to serve multiple routes in Maiduguri and Jere Local Government.