The Enugu State Government, under the administration of Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi, has released a time-table of free transportation exercise offered to Enugu indigenes returning home for the Christmas season. This is in line with his continued commitment towards providing free transportation to indigenes living outside the state that would want to come home during the festive period.
A statement written by the MD Enugu State Transport Company (ENTRACO) said that the free Yuletide transportation exercise will kick off 18th December and end 23rd December.
Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi offers free transportation to Enugu indigenes returning home for the Christmas season
Information gathered by Naijauto revealed that the state governor has listed two more states to benefit from the annual exercise. They are Jigawa and Kebbi.
The registered indigenes residing in Nassarawa State, who are interested in the exercise, will be conveyed back to Enugu on 18th December. And those residing in Lagos and Abuja will be transported on 20th December.
Enugu indigenes living in Jos, Kebbi and Makurdi states will be transported back home on 21st December.
The time-table was released by the Enugu StateTransport Company(ENTRACO)
The statement said,
"Enugu indigenes in Ibadan, Kaduna, Kano, Minna, Gombe, Ilorin, Jigawa, Sokoto, Borno, Akure, Zamfara, Jalingo, Bauchi and Yobe states will be transported simultaneously on December 22, while those in Port Harcourt are scheduled for December 23."
Mr. Itanyi reiterated that the free transportation exercise is only for those indigenes that registered under the Enugu State Town Union (ESTU) in their place of residence. He added that the leadership of the town unions was involved in coordinating the exercise for effective results and accountability.
The ENTRACO boss also disclosed that the package was the governor's way of giving its people a sense of belonging while easing their suffering.
Mr.Itanyi who was appreciative of the governor's gesture said that the returnees will receive a formal welcome by some state delegates.
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