It’s two days to Christmas and to ensure hitch-free celebration, the Enugu state government is providing free transportation for its citizens returning from across the country.
The gesture which is coming barely some days after the state workers received their 13th-month salary is specifically for those living in the northern, southern and some western states who wish to return to Enugu for the yuletide but cannot afford the fare.
The citizens who were being received by the Managing Director of Enugu Transport Company limited, Mr Vob Itanyi, on Friday said the gesture is a pivotal indication of Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi’s good governance in the state.
Mr Itanyi explained, that the beneficiaries must be those who are duly registered with the state’s Town Unions in their respective states of residence, adding the company is coordinating the exercise with the leadership of the unions in the affected states, for accountability and effective result.
He disclosed that the returnees on arrival will be formally received by the State Commissioner for Transport, Hon. Vitus Okechi, the MD of ENTRACO, and others, at the former main depot of the company, opposite the state headquarters of the Federal Radio Corporation of Nigeria (FRCN), Enugu.
Itanyi said, “His Excellency, Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi of Enugu State, as a God-fearing, and humanitarian leader has graciously given us the approval to convey Enugu indigenes resident in almost all other states back to the state free of charge this festive season.
“This time around, it will not be business as usual. We are going to bring back Enugu State indigenes in the body and not ghost indigenes. Nothing will be hidden during the exercise. The leaders of the Enugu State Town Union in the respective states have been mobilized to ensure that our people benefit from this welfare scheme, which the state government has extended to the people of the state.”