As part of efforts to boost transportation in the state, the governor of Bauchi State, Malam Isa Yuguda, yesterday presented about 210 tricycles popularly known as ‘KEKE NAPEP’ to commercial motorcycle operators on loan.
Presenting the vehicles to the beneficiaries at STEYR Nigeria Limited Bauchi, Yuguda explained that the gesture was aimed at empowering youths and alleviating poverty in the state even as he urged the beneficiaries to utilize the tricycles judiciously for the purpose they were given out.
The governor who stated that the youths were instrumental to his victory in the recent election added that his administration had since its inception given priority attention to the youths of the state as many of them were engaged in various skills acquisition programmes.
He pointed out that the tricycles’ loan which would be re-paid at a subsidized rate would facilitate the revamping of commercial transportation in the state if the beneficiaries make good use of them.
Governor Yuguda also promised to revamp the moribund STEYR Nigeria Limited company in the state so that it could be able to manufacture vehicle engines and spare parts for the benefit of the country.