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Fuel subsidy removal: Niger Govt signs agreement to purchase N7bn CNG buses

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The Niger State Government has signed an agreement with four different contracting firms for the purchase of at least 200 Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) buses at a cost of N7 billion to reduce the hardship occasioned by the removal of fuel subsidy by providing free transportation to pupils and students in the state.

Governor Mohammed Umaru Bago, who made this disclosure during the signing of the agreement at the Government House, Minna, said the delivery of the buses is expected to be completed in 12 weeks.

Bago said buying the buses is in fulfilment of his promise to provide free transportation for schoolchildren. The governor also stated that transportation fares will be subsidised for all civil servants.

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