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Ondo govt launches five more buses for public school students

Ondo State government has handed an additional five free school shuttle buses to the Ministry of Transport
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As part of efforts to ensure quality education in Ondo State, the state government handed an additional five free school shuttle buses to the Ministry of Transport in the state on Wednesday to relieve parents of daily transportation costs.

Speaking while receiving the new free school shuttle buses, the Special Adviser to the Governor on Transport, Hon. Olugbenga Omole, said the state governor, Lucky Aiyedatiwa, has demonstrated his government’s commitment towards making life meaningful and bearable for students, parents, and the entire people of the state.

According to Omole, the new buses are part of a palliative measure put in place by the Ondo government to ease the transportation burden, describing them as a step in the right direction and an investment in the future of the state.

The Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Transport, Mr Olufemi Aladenola, appreciated the Governor for the additional free school shuttle buses for students, stating that it will provide safe and conducive transportation for schoolchildren.

The principal of Aquinas College, Mr Adebisi Jimbola, and the state PTA chairman, represented by Pastor Sola Adubi, commended the present administration for the additional buses.

He said it will promote punctuality, enhance students’ learning assimilation, and relieve parents of daily transportation costs.

The inaugural parade of the Ministry of Transport uniformed officers was also held during the occasion, featuring a march past parade by uniformed officers.

Student representative Oladele Joshua, a student of Aquinas College, Akure, teachers, and parents appreciated Governor Lucky Orimisan Aiyedatiwa for procuring additional free school shuttle buses for students.

Other dignitaries present at the event included Mr. Ogunleye Okeowo, Principal, Oyemekun Grammar School; Mrs. Justinah Okunrinboye, Senior Vice Principal, St. Louis Girls’ Grammar School; Omoba Kole Ibitoye, Chairman, Akure South Local Government PTA; and students from various schools in the state.

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