In a move aimed at easing travel burdens during the festive season, Governor Caleb Mutfwang of Plateau State has announced free transportation for travelers across the 17 local government areas. The initiative, set to take place on the 23rd and 24th of December, will provide complimentary travel to all local government headquarters within Plateau State.
The announcement was made by Hon. Davou Jatau, the Commissioner for Transportation in Plateau State, during the six-month review of Governor Mutfwang’s administration. This event was organized by the office of the Director General of Research and Documentation in collaboration with PRTV.
Highlighting Governor Mutfwang as a transport-friendly leader, Jatau emphasized the governor’s commitment to alleviating the challenges faced by the masses during holiday travel. Additionally, he revealed that the state government has heavily invested in technology to combat car theft.
Jatau explained that the implemented technology utilizes high-sensor cameras capable of providing real-time updates on vehicles with flagged plate numbers, effectively curbing car theft in strategic locations throughout the state.
Addressing the resurrection of the train service in Jos, Jatau confirmed that the trains are set to commence operations by January 1st, 2023. He also disclosed the government’s plans to revitalize the TinCity transport services within the Jos metropolitan area. This initiative involves the acquisition of buses to support citizens affected by the removal of subsidies by the federal government.
Furthermore, Jatau highlighted the administration’s commitment to enhancing security measures for tricycle commercial services in Jos through the integration of technology. These measures aim to ensure the safety and well-being of citizens using this mode of transportation in the state capital.