Cash crunch: Obaseki directs provision of free bus services

Godwin Obaseki Edo

Gov. Godwin Obaseki of Edo, on Thursday, directed all Edo City Transport Service (ECTS) buses to from Thursday provide free services to passengers to cushion the effect of the cash crunch experienced by the people.

This is contained in a statement signed by the Special Adviser on Media Projects to the Governor, Mr Crusoe Osagie and made available to newsmen in Benin.

Osagie said, “The directive is applicable to all routes and is effective till Monday, February 20, after which further announcement would be made on the matter.

”The government calls on the people to remain calm, law-abiding and we are assuring that normalcy will be restored shortly.”