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Imo: You’re wicked, insensitive – Minibus operators blast Uzodinma over order to repaint vehicles

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Operators of minibuses in Owerri, the Imo State capital, have described the 14-day ultimatum given by the state authorities to color their automobiles as depraved and insensitive.

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The state authorities had, on Tuesday, mandated the business drivers to color their automobiles in blue and white with two crimson strains working from the boot to the bonnet.

The order was issued by means of the workplace of the Particular Adviser to the Governor on Particular Duties, Chinasa Nwaneri.

The discharge had ordered the cab drivers within the state to go to the Ministry of Transport to do the mandatory or threat shedding their automobiles after the 14-day ultimatum.

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A driver who spoke to DAILY POST stated that the order is the peak of wickedness on the aspect of the federal government. He stated that the federal government ought to apply a human face in a few of its insurance policies as a result of, in keeping with him, occasions are exhausting.

“Possibly, the federal government has forgotten that the prevailing safety scenario additionally affected our work as business drivers.

“Due to concern of the unknown gunmen, no cab driver is making good cash once more. Everyone seems to be working for his or her expensive lives.

“Now inform me the place the drivers will steal the cash to have the ability to do the mandatory factor inside 14 days.

“The federal government is both insensitive or depraved to the cab drivers. Many people are confused at this level,” he stated.

“I attraction that the federal government extends the deadline to allow individuals to rally spherical for cash to color their automobiles as a result of a great variety of us should borrow cash to try this.”

One other driver who gave his identify as George Alaegbu stated that the order was for many who are simply cowed, not drivers like himself.

He added that he was ever prepared for the taskforce until he gathers cash to do the needful.

“I’m prepared for the taskforce. I’ll slug it out with them anytime, any day. They need to cease this wickedness.

“No accountable authorities would give its business cab operators 14 days to color their automobiles within the prevailing safety financial disaster.

“Governor Hope Uzodinma ought to add a human face in a few of his insurance policies as a result of he’s main human beings and never animals.

“I’m not saying {that a} state should not have its car color, however it shouldn’t be now that persons are managing to outlive,” he stated.

“In spite of everything, the ministry of transport they referred us to, not has a commissioner. what sort of authorities is that this!”

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