Subsidy Removal: NIS Boss Presents Buses to Ease Transportation Cost
Following the hike in the cost of transport as a result of the removal of fuel subsidy, the acting Comptroller General of the Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS), Caroline Wura-Ola Adepoju, has responded with the release of a fleet of buses to ease the transportation needs of Officers and Men of the Service.
This initiative, according to statement signed by ACI Kenneth Kure, on behalf of the Comptroller General, she made available to the National Association of Online Security News Publishers (NAOSNP), is part of her dedicated welfare package plans aimed at improving the lives of personnel.
At a brief ceremony held at the NIS Service Headquarters in Abuja, on Monday, the acting CGI officially handed over the buses to the Officers and Men of the Nigeria Immigration Service. During her address, she emphasized the importance of supporting and uplifting the welfare of the personnel, recognizing their dedicated service to the nation.
“The provision of these buses is expected to ameliorate the financial challenges posed by the recent increase in transport fare and ensure a more comfortable and affordable commuting experience for our staff” she said.
The acting CGI revealed that additional buses are already being procured to cover major routes within Abuja. She also expressed her commitment to extending this initiative to other State Commands across the country.
Ag. CGI Adepoju admonished the bus drivers to uphold the highest level of commitment and diligence in their duties while emphasizing the importance of adhering to the speed limit of 60km/h and ensuring the safety and security of the personnel during their travels.
She also called on all officers and men to personally take responsibility for the proper maintenance and care of the provided buses.
“This collective effort will ensure the longevity of the vehicles and enable the NIS to sustain this beneficial initiative in the long term,” she concluded.