Fuel price: Murray-Bruce demands effective mass transit system

17 May 2016, Abuja – The Vice-Chairman, Senate Committee on Media and Public Affairs, Senator  Ben Murray-Bruce, has called for an effective mass transit system to regulate the cost of transport and cushion the effect of the recent fuel price hike.

Senator-Ben-Murray-Bruce

Senator Ben Murray-Bruce

He said this on Tuesday while briefing journalists after plenary.

He said rather than procuring vehicles for the transport union members, government should provide them with subsidy to ensure that the cost of transportation before the deregulation was maintained after the exercise.

He therefore asked ministers of transport, labour and petroleum resources, to sit together and come up with a mass transit policy like what is obtainable in other part of the advanced World with a regulatory authority”

He insisted that rather than wasting money subsidising petroleum products, government should have ensured that the mass transport operators are encouraged to ensure fare stability at all times whether the pump price increases or not.

 

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