Abia govt to provide free transportation to indigenes during Yuletide

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The Abia Government is to provide free transportation to indigenes of the state travelling home for Christmas and New Year celebrations.

A statement by Mr Ugochukwu Emezue, the Chief Press Secretary to the governor, on Tuesday in Umuahia said the gesture was to assist those living in some northern and Lagos States.

It said those travelling home from Abuja, Sokoto, Niger, Plateau, Kaduna and Lagos States would benefit from the arrangement.

The statement said Gov. Theodore Orji had already approved some luxury, coaster and hummer buses that would be stationed at designated centres to convey those willing to take advantage of the facilities.

It said that Abia Liaison Officers in Abuja and Lagos would coordinate the movement, and assured all those travelling home during the festive period of adequate security.

It said security arrangements had been put in place for a hitch-free exercise.

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