Jubril Dotun Sanusi Launches First Electric Bus in Oyo State, Promises to Carry Out Pilot Scheme For Okada, Tricycle Riders in Ona Ara LG

An Ibadan based international business mogul and Jagun Olubadan of Ibadanland, Engr. Jubril Dotun Sanusi on Friday launched the first Electric Bus in Oyo State.

Performing the launch, Engr. Sanusi, the Chief Executive Officer of Ilaji Hotel and Sports Resort disclosed that the pilot Scheme for Okada, Tricycle Riders will kick off in about four weeks’ time when they would be able to transit their means of transportation to electric from petrol or diesel.

“This initiative is aimed at marking a pivotal move towards a more sustainable and environmentally friendly future for the growth and development of Oyo State”

Engr. Sanusi stated that the significance of this initiative to Ona Ara local government underscored his commitment to substantially reducing the carbon footprint and modernizing its transportation system.

The 100-seater bus was driven from Ilaji Hotel and Sports Resort in Akanran to Amuloko and Olorunsogo amidst applause and cheers from residents.

The Jagun Olubadan of Ibadanland also disclosed that the charging facility for motorcycles, tricycles, and power bikes through solar energy would be installed in front of Ilaji Hotel and Sports Resort.

His words, “To God be the glory, Ilaji Hotel and Sports Resort is the first to launch an electric bus in Oyo State”.

“Our transition to an electric bus forms part of the strategic move to addressing the consequences of rising petrol prices and the economic implications for business owners and residents of our dear state.

“We have conducted a survey to ascertain the number of commercial motorcycles, tricycles, and power bikes needed per route from Olorunsogo to Akanran to allow for efficient and better traffic management”

Engr. Sanusi further stated “this forms part of my cardinal programmes for the upliftment of people at the grassroots. I remain committed to uplifting the downtrodden from poverty to prosperity through different means of alleviating their plights.

“One doesn’t need to hold a political office before making significant impacts on the lives of the common man” he stated.

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