Transport body to launch own BRT
The Road Transport Employers Association of Nigeria (RTEAN) will launch its first Bus Rapid Transport (BRT) system in Abuja, Lagos, Edo, Anambra and Enugu states next month, its president, Musa Isiwele, said yesterday.TR
He said the union had signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with PAN Nigeria Limited in other to float the made-in-Nigeria vehicles next month.
Isiwele spoke in Abuja when a group, the Aberuagba Fans Club, visited him.
He said: “After signing the agreement between RTEAN and Nigerian Pan, possibly on September 1, we are going to release the first batch of vehicles to bring the price of transportation down in Nigeria.
“We shall introduce BRT lines in Abuja, Lagos, Anambra, Edo and Enugu in the first batch. Our partners will bring the vehicles. We are trying to help our members, while providing job opportunities for Nigerians. We are going to be the off-taker of made-in-Nigeria vehicles.”
The group’s National Chairman, Oladipo Musibau, said it would work to promote the re-election of President Goodluck Jonathan for him to complete his Transformation Agenda.
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