Former governor of Lagos state and a leader of the All Progressives Congress, Bola Tinubu, was in Kaduna on Wednesday to commission the state’s new car hire services scheme.
Mr. Tinubu was invited by the state governor to lead the commissioning of the project.
The car hire service scheme was introduced by the Nasir El-Rufai government to provide additional car hire option for the people of the state.
Two hundred brand new Peugeot and Kia Cars were launched by the state government in a ceremony that saw thousands of supporters at the Murtala Muhammad Square Kaduna.
In his speech during the launch, Governor El-Eufai thanked Mr. Tinubu for making it to the occasion.
“This is the first state our party leader is visiting officially since the APC’s victory in the elections. It is my special delight to say “sanu da zuwa” to our esteemed Asiwaju Bola Tinubu,” Mr. El-Rufai said.
He also said the introduction of the car transport scheme is another choice of transportation for commuters in the state.
“In addition to safety, comfort and an enhanced user experience, the cab scheme is a means of creating jobs and empowering owner-drivers,” Mr. El-Rufai said.
He said aside from the 10 per cent deposit each of the pioneer owner-drivers of the Kaduna Cabs have made, they will pay for the full value of the cars and the repayments will be concluded in 36 months.
“All drivers have valid driving credentials and the state government have taken them through a course in safe driving practices and customer services”.
In his speech, Mr. Tinubu applauded the efforts of the governor.
He encouraged the people of Kaduna state to give the state government all the support it requires to develop.
Mr. Tinubu was also at the Kudenda Power station, a new power plant constructed by the state government.
Speaking to PREMIUM TIMES, Silas Bitrus, a resident of Kaduna who also witnessed the event, said the state was lucky.
“If I must say, Kaduna state is the luckiest state among states in the federation because having a great leader like Mr. El-Rufai is a dream come true for many of us who want development. We never had it this way in the state since in the early 80s there hasn’t been any organized transport system of this standard in Kaduna. The whole state is happy now at least you can see new cars on the streets like what we see in foreign countries,” Mr. Silas said.