Ondo Free School Shuttles Resume Operation
The free school shuttle buses that have been off the road since the beginning of the second academic term in Ondo state have resumed operations.
This followed a directive by Governor Oluwarotimi Akeredolu after Radio Nigeria reported the absence of the free shuttle buses which conveyed students in public schools in the state to and from their schools at no cost.
About fifty thousand students who are beneficiaries of this scheme had been left stranded since schools resumed last week while many have had to trek miles to and from their schools.
Radio Correspondent, Leke Adegbite who monitored the situation reports that the school shuttle buses resumed operations today in Akure and Ondo town.
Reacting in a telephone interview, the Special Adviser to the governor on transport, Mr Tobi Ogunleye confirmed that the state government had concluded maintenance of the buses in Akure and Ondo town for their operations to start immediately.
Mr Ogunleye who insisted that the government would not suspend or cancel the free school shuttle buses, gave an assurance that the buses would return to other major towns before the end of this week.