The State Government has been told to resume operations of shuttle buses for students in the state.
Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ) Ondo State chapter, made the call in the communiqué issued after its monthly congress. “Members at the Congress expressed concern over continuous non-working of the Ondo State School Free Shuttle Buses since the commencement of the current academic session, appealing to Governor Oluwarotimi Akeredolu to passionately revive the scheme to further reduce burdens of parents and alleviate suffering of public school students as rainy season sets in.”
Since the EndSARS crisis when some of the buses allocated to Odigbo Local Government were razed by hoodlums at Ore, the State Government had stopped implementing the scheme across all the local government areas of the state.
The Mimiko administration introduced the Free Shuttle Buses to ameliorate the economic pressure on parents, by conveying pupils to and from public schools across the state.