Following the recent ban on operations of commercial motorcycles in Niger state, several new reports have now confirmed that the state government has launched some minibuses as an alternative replacement. The reports claim that the Niger State government launched the new minibuses to help lessen the “harsh” effect of its recent ban on the operations of commercial motorcycles across the state capital.
New reports confirm that the govt of Niger state has recently launched new minibuses to serve as a replacement for banned commercial motorcycles
According to media reports, it’s been up to 2 weeks now that the government of Niger state placed a temporary ban on the operations of commercial motorcycles across the state capital. Within that period of 2 weeks, the state government is said to have noted the challenges which the motorcycle ban created for commuters in the state capital. Hence, the reason for its recent launch of new minibuses is to serve as a replacement transport medium for commuters in Minna.
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The government of Niger State in a new update, listed out the movement plan for the newly launched minibuses as follows:
- Mobil to Maitunbi
- KpaKungu to Talba Estate
- City Gate roundabout to Dutsen Kura Junction
- Mobil to Tudun Fulani
- Mobil to Chanchaga
Media sources also confirmed that the government of Niger State has promised to ensure that the newly launched minibuses charge a subsidized rate from commuters in the state capital. This simply means that commuters should expect the transport fare of the new minibuses to be almost similar to that of the banned commercial motorcycles.
In a quite similar but separate press report, the Government of Lagos state has also recently launched minibuses to serve as a replacement for banned motorcycle operations in the state. Watch this press video below to see clips showing the new minibuses launched by the Lagos state government.
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