The Ooni of Ife, Oba Adeyeye Enitan Ogunwusi (Ojaja 11), on Thursday commissioned seven coastal buses to ease inter and intra state transportation for the people of Ile-Ife and its environs.
This development came as the traditional ruler also announced free treatment of ailments for the people of the ancient town.
While commissioning the Made-in-Nigeria coastal buses in his palace at Enuwa Square in Ile-Ife, Oba Ogunwusi tasked urged Nigerians to patronise locally made products, with a view to enhancing the nation’s economy.
He maintained that the present economic downturn, bedeviling Nigeria can only addressed if citizens of the country cultivate the habit of patronising products and goods produced locally.
Oba Ogunwusi said he decided to collaborate with Olofin Micro Finance Bank, Ile-Ife to purchase the vehicles in order to bring about economic growth of Ile-Ife and also facilitate effective transportation system in and outside Ife town.
He also urged the people of the town to make good use of the free healthcare care services saying that development can only be achieved in a country, the citizens area healthy.
Speaking, the Managing Director of Olofin Micro Finance Bank, Mr. Toyin Olufolahan disclosed that the buses cost N8 million each.
He said the bank decided to partner with the monarch in his bid to bring about economic transformation in Ile-Ife, adding that the coastal buses would be assessed by cooperative societies and they would pay instalmentally within two years.