Obalende Local Council Development Area (LCDA) in Lagos State, has concluded plans to roll out 200 electric mini cabs as part of the council’s empowerment programme for 2024.
Briefing Journalists, Chairman of the Council, Fuad Atanda-Lawal explained that the initiative is slated to unfold in two phases by the end of the first quarter of 2024.
The electric vehicles will be deployed in a hire-purchase arrangement, providing members of the community with an opportunity to earn a livelihood and contribute to the local economy.
The introduction of seven-seater mini-electric cabs serves a dual purpose — mitigating the impact of fuel subsidy removal and addressing the surge in transportation costs.
Atanda-Lawal said: “We are bringing in our electric vehicles from February. By the first quarter of this year, we will be empowering our people and we are not stopping there. “
“We will also establish 10 charging stations. This year, we will be empowering members of our community to drive the vehicles on hired purchase.”
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