Extend transport scheme to Brass—ex-NUJ chairman urges Diri

Brass—Former Chairman of the Bayelsa State Council of the Nigeria Union of Journalists, Comrade Tarinyo Akono had called on the Bayelsa State Governor, Senator Douye Diri to extend the newly inaugurated Bayelsa Transport Scheme to the Brass Island.

Akono made the call against the backdrop of increasing transport fare on the road linking the three major towns on the island: Okpoama, Ewoama and Twon.

He explained that while transport fare from the State Secretariat to Tombia roundabout which is over 10km is N300, the distance from Okpoama to Twon which is 6km costs N1,000, making it the highest in the state.

Akono appealed to the Governor to send at least 1 bus and 5 cabs to enhance the transport system on the island.

He added that the cabs will enable students go to school with ease and boost tourism and the crayfish economy of the island.

The former NUJ chairman however commended Diri for the initiative and urged him to look in the direction of water transportation.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *


It takes lots of money to inform, educate and entertain audiences, keep a watchful eye on the government as well as promote values that will benefit society through virile journalism.

We therefore request your modest donation to ensure that our news and other content remain freely available and accessible to all netizens.