Akeredolu to return Free Shuttle Buses for students
By Our Reporter
Report reaching ROVING REPORTERS indicates that the Ondo state government has commenced moves to return free shuttle buses for students of public schools in the state.
It was gathered that top officials led by the permanent secretary, ministry of education, Mrs Lola Amuda and her Transport counterpart, Mr Kayode Ogundele held a meeting on Thursday to fashion out the return of free shuttle buses for students.
Though the details of the sketchy as of press time, a source who was at the meeting said the only agenda was the free shuttle buses.
The source said the meeting was at the instance of the ministry of transport.
The Permanent Secretary, Ministry of transport, Mr Kayode Ogundele confirmed the meeting to our correspondent.
Former governor Olusegun Mimiko announced a Free Shuttle Ride scheme for all students in uniform in 2012.
The scheme was kickstarted with the state’s share of the buses allocated to the state by the Federal Government as part of the measures to ameliorate the effects of the subsidy removal regime in the year.
The programme was continued by Akeredolu government since 2016 till 2019 when it was stopped.
The development has made students of public schools face difficulties going or coming from schools as major bus stops are always crowded after school hours.