Plateau Gov. Mutfwang Launches Tin City Metro Buses, Assure Citizens of Better Days Ahead

The Executive Governor of Plateau State, Barr. Caleb Mutfwang has assured the Citizens of the State of his administration’s commitment to better their lives through the initiation of people-oriented projects, programmes and policies.

Gov. Mutfwang made this known during the official launch of the Tin City Metro Buses at the Premises of the Government House Chapel Jos, the State Capital on Tuesday 7th May, 2024. He disclosed that the Launch of the City Transport initiative marks the transformative step in the city’s march towards modernity and progress.He stated that the day is to celebrate a milestone in his administration’s quest to fulfill the aspirations of the Citizens of the State.

According to him, the core of the initiative is the unwavering commitment of his administration to improving the daily lives of the Citizenry which has led to the procurement of 15 state-of-the-art MAN-diesel buses, a move he said is aimed at mitigating the costs of intra-city travel and providing respite from the daily transportation challenges commuters in the State face.

“These buses are not mere vehicles; they are mobile hubs of innovation, equipped with the latest amenities such as Near Field Communication (NFC) and secure card payment systems. We are ushering in an era of digitized travel, aligning with the global shift towards cashless transactions for the convenience of our passengers.

“Safety and oversight are the cornerstones of our transportation network. To this end, we have integrated comprehensive video monitoring systems with audio/video feeds on each bus. This measure guarantees the safety of our passengers and instills a culture of accountability and transparency within our operations.

“The Tin City Metro Urban Transportation Initiative is more than a transportation project; it is a catalyst for community development. It is expected to generate between 500 to 1000 job opportunities, fueling economic growth and fostering development across the state. This initiative is about propelling our city into a future of prosperity and advancement.

“I want to reassure the people of Plateau State of our administration’s dedication to exemplary leadership. Guided by principles of integrity, character, the fear of God and a deep-seated love for our state, we will continue to introduce initiatives that alleviate economic burdens and elevate your quality of life for the greater glory.

“Our government will remain steadfast in its adherence to due process, accountability, transparency, equity, and the rule of law. I call upon all traders and citizens to collaborate with our officials who strive to maintain a clean and healthy environment for us all. Rest assured, every decision made by this government is with your best interest at heart” he said.

Earlier the Transport Commissioner, Hon. Gyang Davou Jatau and the General Manager Plateau Express Services Limited, Hon. Samuel Gwott in their separate remarks assured the Citizens that the Transport Sector is undergoing result-oriented transformation that will have direct impact on the Citizens.They further stated that the government is exploring the integration of Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) as an alternative fuel source for its bus fleet, adding that the initiative aligns with the government’s commitment to reducing emissions and contributing to a cleaner urban environment.

Speaker of the Plateau State House of Assembly Rt. Hon. Gabriel Dewan Kudangbena, Gbong Gwom Jos His Majesty Da Jacob Gyang Buba CRF, former Governor of the State Da Senator Jonah Jang and the Chief Judge of the State Honorable Justice Danladi Mann all lauded the initiative which according to them has the propensity of reducing the transport problems of the People following the removal of fuel subsidy which led to hike in the cost of transportation.

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Plateau Gov. Mutfwang Launches Tin City Metro Buses, Assure Citizens of Better Days Ahead

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