…Lists designated bus stops
By Adekola Afolabi
Ondo State government has commenced the operation of its subsidised buses for the transportation of workers as one of the measures to cushion the effects of subsidy removal on the citizens.
The transportation palliative for public servants commenced today in all the strategic locations in Akure, the Ondo State capital.
Ondo State Government last week rolled out palliatives including transporting workers to and from office to cushion the effects of petrol subsidy removal on the citizens.
Chairman of the State palliatives implementation committee and Commissioner for Finance, Wale Akinterinwa said the state will deploy all existing buses in all MDAs to serve as free shuttle buses to public servants till December 31. while additional CNG buses will be purchased to convey of public servants, to and from work at no cost to them.
According to a circular yesterday made available to MDAs from the office of the Head of Service, the transportation palliative takes off today.
The state government, however, gave a condition for civil servants to enjoy the palliative with a directive that workers must hold their means of identification before they will be allowed to board the buses.
The statement said designated vehicles shall commence movement from each take-off points by 6:45 a.m. daily from Monday to Friday
“As part of measures to cushion the effect of the removal of fuel subsidy on public servants of Ondo State, the State government has magnanimously designed a fully subsidized transportation system for public servants of Ondo State.
“The first phase will commence within Akure metropolis while it would be extended to other major cities in the State, subsequently.
“Consequently, the following routes have been mapped out for effective implementation of the programme as follows:
ODA 1 (take off point is Oda Town Hall) Oda Town (Hall) Football Agency Junction SUBEB Secretariat.
ODA 2 (take off point is Kajola Last Bus Stop)
Kajola L/B.Stop – Health Tech-SUBEB SHOPRITE-Secretariat Adebowale Ondo Road (take off point is Adebowale Ondo Road)
Adebowale Ondo Road – Isinkan Arakale NEPA Secretariat
Chicken Republic, FUTA (take off point is Chicken Republic, FUTA)
Chicken Rep – Works Cathedral-Oja Adegbemile 1st Bank-Secretariat.
Orita Obele (take off point is Orita Obele Junction) Orita Obele – Secretariat Annex – Agbogbo Fiwasaye 1st Bank – Secretariat.
Igoba (take off point is Igoba High School) Igoba High School – Agbogbo Fiwasaye – First Bank – Secretariat.
Ijoka Road 1 (take off point is DAVOG) Davog – Rainbow – St. Lukes -Police Band -Government House-Secretariat.
Ijoka Road 2 (take off point is DAVOG) Davog Dammy Busstop – Sijuade Ala Qtrs. Shoprite – Secretariat
Oba Ile (take off point is Eji-Oba High School)
Ejioba High Sch OSOPADEC ODIEC FIWASAYE-SUNVIEW-CBN Road – Secretariat.
Imafon (take off point is IMAFON Gas Station)
Imafon town Junction SCAB-SHOPRITE – Secretariat.
Oke Aro 1 (take off point is Adofure, Prayer Centre) Adofure (Prayer Centre)-Afunbiowo Estate -Hospital Rd.- Nepa – Secretariat.
Oke Aro 2 (take off point is Gaga Last Bus stop) Gaga – Idanre Garage – Commercial Secondary School -Oshinle – Hospital – Oluwatuyi-Secretariat.
SECRETARIAT (take off point is State Secretariat) Secretariat-Library Board Ministry of Works – Secretariat Annex – Secretariat.
“It should be noted that this programme will formally take off on Wednesday, August 9, 2023 and the designated vehicles shall commence movement from each of the take-off points by 6:45 a.m. daily from Monday to Friday.
Also, Public Servants are to ensure they take their valid official identity cards with them always to be eligible for this transport scheme. The identity card admits only one person.
Accounting Officers are enjoined to give the content of this circular the publicity it deserves, please.”