By FESTUS AHON
UGHELLI- SPECIAL Adviser to the Delta State Governor on Transport Monitoring, Mrs Ngozi Ebonka, has warned operators of the state Delta Line Transport Service against violating the directive of the state governor, Dr Emmanuel Uduaghan’s on fares.
Ebonka, who gave the warning after monitoring some designated transport stations of Delta Line Service, said the state government’s palliative measures were aimed at ensuring that transport fares remain as they were before the increase in the pump price of fuel, following the partial removal of fuel subsidy by the Federal Government.
She warned that appropriate sanctions would be melted out on any one found to be flouting the directive of Governor Uduaghan, which according to her, was aimed at cushioning the effect of the increase in the pump price of fuel on Deltans.
She said: “The Governor’s magnanimity came at the nick of time. Any arbitrary increase in fares across designated routes by state government transport operators will not be tolerated.”
She insisted that her visit to designated transport points in the state was to ensure strict compliance with the directive issued by the governor, adding that commissioning of more buses by the state government would go a long way to ensuring that more Deltans and “indeed users of the state government transport system enjoy the dividends of democracy as exemplified by Governor Uduaghan’s palliative measures in the transport sector.”