10 February 2013

Nigeria: Kano to Acquire 100 Luxury Buses

Kano — Kano State government has signed agreement with Shaanxi Auto Logistics and Solution to acquire 100 new luxury buses in effort to ease the transportation difficulties faced in the state capital.

Speaking shortly after signing the agreement at Government House Kano, the state governor, Rabi'u Musa Kwankwaso said the buses will be on road in a month's time in view of the current transportation challenge in Kano.

In a statement from his Director of Press Halilu Ibrahim Dantiye, Kwankwaso said that under the first phase of the arrangement, 20 buses will be on road within the shortest possible time while the remaining 80 will be supplied in three months.

According to the statement the first 20 units will operate along Kwanar Dawaki, Zaria road to Yankura bus stop and Hotoro Dorawar na Abba to Yankura bus stop.

Kwankwaso called on wealthy individuals in the state to join hands with the government to tackle the transportation difficulties of the citizens and to generally move the state forward.

In another development, Governor Kwankwaso has sworn -in two additional members of the Kano State Independent Electoral Commission (KANSIEC) in preparation for the forthcoming local government election in the state.

Kwankwaso charged the new members: Alhaji Salisu Muhammad, Tudun Kaya and Alhaji Salisu Ibrahim Kafin Maiyaki to be honest and dedicated to their duties adding that government is committed to conduct the local government election as enshrined in the constitution.

He warned politicians to desist from placing posters indiscreetly as such habit, he said destroys efforts of the government to beautify the state.

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