Breaking: Rector Recieves Campus Pilot Ltd In Audience

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From Princely Onyenwe

As part of the transport policy initiatives of the institution, the Rector of the Federal Polytechnic, Engr. Dr. M.C. Arimanwa FNSE, JP, yesterday received in audience the management of Campus Pilot Ltd at the council chambers.

The group led by its Chief Operating Officer, Kingsley Arinzechukwu, was at the polytechnic with a policy document of how it would run a comprehensive campus shuttle service in the polytechnic.

This service effectively replaces the bike operation which was banned last month due to ineffectiveness and associated operational risks.

Briefing an audience that comprised the Rector and his management team on the one hand, and the Student Union Government on the other, the group declared its readiness to deploy over one hundred buses manned by competent drivers across four designated routes in the polytechnic.

It also hinted about the use of technology to ensure the security of passengers as each bus has a code which when scanned with a phone reveals the particulars of the driver of the bus.

The seven-seater bus is also projected to have a speed-limit system which would ensure safety on campus. It promises to run a smooth and organized transport system at an affordable cost of N50 per drop.

The group commended the Rector on the well-paved roads which make the polytechnic pliable for transport service. It also poured encomiums on the Rector for the electric car which he engineered its production, promising to integrate the electric cars in the shuttle service whenever they are available for commercial use.

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Similarly, the group praised the Rector for being the best head of a tertiary institution in Southeast in the deployment of technology, promising to partner with him in this regard.

Responding, the smart Rector thanked the organization for being thoughtful in deploying technology to run the bus service, stating that the use of technology is effective in solving many challenges associated with information and safety in the transport sector.

He also promised to consult with his management team with a view to possibly enlisting their services in the polytechnic.

The shuttle bus initiative is part of the transport policy formulation earlier promised by the digital Rector at the wake of the ban he imposed on bike services.

Meanwhile, the digital Rector has received kudos from many quarters for taking the bold step in ensuring an efficient 21st century transport system in the frontline institution.

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Princely Onyenwe A seasoned Investigative Journalist, Civil Rights Activist, and Political Analyst, Currently Editor and News reporter with 9News Nigeria

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