Date: 13th June, 2016
GOVERNMENT SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT
COMMENCEMENT OF PASSENGER WELFARE SCHEME IN DELTA STATE
It is hereby announced for the information of the general public particularly Deltans, that in pursuant of the provisions of the Delta State Law No. 6 of 2002, on the Passenger Welfare Scheme, the State Government has approved Wednesday June 29, 2016, as the date of commencement of the operation of the Scheme in the State.
Accordingly, passengers on intra and inter-state journeys from any part of the State, are expected to pay the sum of N50 (fifty naira) and N100 (one hundred naira) respectively, which shall be used by the Government appointed Consultant to pay the approved benefit of any road accident victim.
For the avoidance of doubt, the Passenger Welfare Scheme was introduced by the State Government, to cater for the safety and welfare of passengers and to ameliorate the suffering of victims of road accident.
Under this scheme, government will ensure that any passenger involved in any road accident is paid his/her entitlement promptly.
By this announcement, the State Government has requested members of National Union of Road Transport Workers (NURTW), commuters and owners/operators of private motor parks in the State to ensure full compliance to the implementation of this scheme.
Director of Information