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Tinubu launches first electric taxis in Maiduguri

Tinubu launches first electric taxis


President Bola Tinubu has inaugurated 107 Mass Transit vehicles including 50 electric taxis in Maiduguri, Borno State capital on Monday.


Tinubu who is in Maiduguri, to attend the Chief of Army Staff Annual Conference, as a special Guest of Honour, lauded Governor Babagana Zulum for his foresight and people-oriented programme, while speaking at the ceremony, on Monday.


The President however expressed the plans by the Federal Government to set up a plant in that direction to create employment and ease transportation.


Speaking during the event, Gov. Zulum said he was motivated to embark on the project following a directive from the President to the governors, after removing the fuel subsidy.


According to the News Agency of Nigeria, Zulum noted that the deployment of 50 electric taxis was the first of its kind in Nigeria and was in line with the realities of climate change.


However, the vehicles inaugurated by the President included 50 electric taxis, 35 coaster buses, 12 hummer buses and 10 luxurious buses.


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