LONG-AWAITED TRICYCLE SERVICE LAUNCHED IN IKERE TO EASE TRANSPORTATION CHALLENGE FOR STUDENTS AND RESIDENTS

The Chairman of Ikere Local Government, Hon. (Sqn Ldr Rtd) Olu Egbejoda Adamolekun, alongside his counterpart from Ikere West LCDA, Hon. Rufus Olorunfemi, inaugurated the long-awaited tricycle service in Ikere today. The initiative aims to enhance transportation for students and residents in line with Governor Biodun Oyebanji’s efforts to improve the quality of life for residents.

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Chairman Olu Adamolekun praised the support of the Ogoga of Ikere and described the launch as a strategic move to mitigate the transportation challenges faced by the community, particularly students. He also took the opportunity at the event to announce the plan of the Local Government to construct a 100-room hostel at the Bamidele Olumilua University of Education, Science and Technology, which will address the accommodation shortage.

The chairman urged tricycle operators to prioritize safety and compliance with traffic regulations, recognizing their role in safely transporting student passengers.

Ikere West LCDA Chairman, Hon. Rufus Olorunfemi, also expressed appreciation to the Ogoga of Ikere and mentioned that all mechanisms had been put in place to resolve issues among transportation unions to ensure the success of the tricycle launch. He also pledged ongoing support for the initiative.

The Vice Chancellor of BOUESTI, Prof. Victor Adeoluwa, represented by the Dean of Students, Prince Ayo Ilugbusi, highlighted the significance of the tricycle service for over 13,000 students of the university, acknowledging the positive impact it will have on easing their daily commute. The VC also lauded all sons and daughters of Ikere for the huge support they gave the University, stating that this support has helped the school go a long way.

The event was attended by dignitaries, including Hon. Mrs. Iyabo Adamolekun, the Chairman’s wife; the Vice Chairman of Ikere LG, Chief Temitope Ijasan; secretaries of both the local government and LCDA, Chief Coker Alonge and Hon. Oso Olubayo; councillors; and the APC chairman of Ikere, Pastor Kayode Oyebode, among others.

The tricycle service operations will, for now, be serving the University BOUESTI Road route. Plans to extend the service to other areas will follow soon.

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