- Delta state government has inaugurated 60 buses for Delta Transports Services Limited
- The governor, however, commended the management of the state-owned transport company for the improvement in the business
- Governor Okowa stated that the successes recorded by the company within the 18 months ws commendable
Governor Ifeanyi Okowa of Delta state on Friday, December 20 in Asaba, inaugurated 60 buses for Delta Transports Services Limited (Delta Line).
The governor who urged the management of the company to turn around its fortunes through improved service, however, commended them for the improvement in the business.
He stated that the successes recorded by it within the 18 months of operating on Public-Private-Partnership (PPP) arrangement with a private firm testified that his administration took the right decision.
“Obviously, we are scaling to a new height and our people are happy; we are already in the process of concession on the airport.
“I believe that we will also concession the airport to those who can run it profitably because as a government, we don't have the expertise to fully run the operations of the airport,” he said.
Earlier, the chairman of the private firm, Mr Chidi Ajaire, had in an address said that Gov. Okowa had successfully put Delta Line back on stream.
According to him, Delta Line has been adjudged as one of the few success stories in PPP in Nigeria.
Ajaire listed the achievements recorded by the company within the last 18 months and assured that “Delta Transport Services Limited will fully return to profitability and return value to all stakeholders by last quarter of 2021.”
Governor Okowa recently said he has a covenant with the people of the state and would work to protect his name by leaving good legacies behind at the end of his tenure in 2023.
Governor Okowa made the comment when he played host to the Young Nigerian Rights Organization, YNRO, a Non-Governmental Organisation, NGO.
He said his administration would continue to follow due process and imbibe transparency in the conduct of government business.
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