Barau sponsors free ride for students, pregnant women in Kano

In order to ease the transportation burden of his constituents in Kano North senatorial district, the Deputy President of the Senate, Barau Jibrin, has resolved to sponsor free rides for students and pregnant women. 

The free ride sponsorship scheme  contained in a statement issued in Abuja on Thursday, is being carried out by Senator Barau through the Kano Transport Service (KNTS).

Senator Barau as disclosed in the statement signed by his Special Adviser on Media , Ismail Mudashir, was launched last month with 107 vehicles.

The statement read: “On Tuesday this week, 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 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,” she said.

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.