The Bariga Local Council Development Area (LCDA) has reduced the cost of primary health services provided in the area by 50 per cent, and food vouchers for rice, semo vita, garri, and beans, as well as subsidized bus fare for the Bariga Palliative Transport Service.
According to the Executive Chairman of the Council, Alabi Kolade the initiative is a way for the LCDA to alleviate the impact of the fuel subsidy removal on the most disadvantaged population outside of the civil sector, hence, the council resolved to support its people with credible palliatives.
Alabi added that the first six buses are completely automated and ready to transport passengers at a 50 per cent discount as part of the Council’s palliative transport programme, also he said monetary support, food distributions, and a functional health care program are also being offered.
“To lessen the impact of subsidy reduction on the most vulnerable population outside of the civil service, Bariga has decided to support its people through credible palliatives.
“We are offering financial assistance, food distributions, and a functional health care programme.
“The first six (6) buses are fully automated and prepared to transport passengers at a 50 per cent discount as part of the Bariga Local Council’s palliative transport service, which is being unveiled today.
“The National Union of Road Transport Workers (NURTW) and Critical Stakeholders are anticipated to receive the second set of fourteen (14) buses as part of an empowerment programme, which will help lower transportation costs in our community, integrate the informal economy, and boost local economic development in Bariga,” he said.