Senator Barau Launches Free Rides For Students, Pregnant Women In Kano


By Abdullateef Bamgbose

Senator Jibrin Barau, representing Kano North in the Senate has launched free transport for pregnant and students in Kano North Senatorial District.

The Kano North Transport Service (KNTS), an initiative of the Deputy President of the Senate, Senator Barau I Jibrin, has declared free rides for students and pregnant women in Kano North Senatorial District.

To ease transportation challenges in Kano North Senatorial District and environs, the Deputy President of the Senate launched KNTS last month with 107 vehicles.

On Tuesday, members of the National Union of Road Transport Workers (NURTW) in Kano North Senatorial District paid a thank-you visit to the Deputy President of the Senate at the National Assembly, Abuja.

Chairman of the NURTW in Kano North, Alhaji Abdulmajid Graba Rimingado, who led the transporters to the National Assembly, said the launch of the KNTS by Senator Barau has transformed the transport sector in Kano North Senatorial District and the Kano State at large.

“Your Excellency, words alone cannot describe how excited we are. Only God will reward you for this intervention. From our part, your Excellency, we will use the vehicles judiciously to meet the transport needs of our people.

“With your approval, sir, we will carry students for free and we will also carry pregnant women who are in labour free of charge. We have a 25 per cent discount for Kano North residents travelling with the vehicles,” he was quoted in a statement by the Special Adviser to the Deputy President of the Senate on Media and Publicity, Alhaji Ismail Mudashir.

Responding, Senator Barau said the KNTS was launched to ease transportation challenges and create employment for the people of Kano North and beyond.

The Deputy President of the Senate said he would add 20 vehicles before the end of the year to bring the company’s buses to 127.

“Allow everybody to benefit from the vehicles. They belong to our people—nothing like a political party or group. Politics is over, and now it is time for governance. So, all the people of Kano North and beyond should benefit from the KNTS,” he said.


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