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Thursday 15 June 2023

Fuel Subsidy: Kwara Govt Deploys Free Buses To Public Tertiary Institutions

By Lawal Merit Ifeoma

The Kwara State government has deployed free buses to public tertiary institutions in the state to cushion the effect of the recent fuel subsidy removal.

The buses, which were provided by the state government, will be used to transport students and staff of the institutions to and from their various campuses.

The Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Tertiary Education, Hajiya Habibat Salman Saidu, made this known at an interactive meeting with stakeholders in Ilorin.

She said the buses will be deployed to strategic routes within the metropolis to ensure that students and staff are able to access them easily.

Saidu also warned that the buses are for free and that no one should be extorted.

She said both staff and students will be allowed to benefit from the free bus ride with their institutions' identification cards as means of identification.

The Chairman of the state chapter of the National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS), Comrade Yusuf AbdulGafar, commended the state government for the gesture.

He said the buses will go a long way in easing the transportation challenges faced by students and staff of the institutions.

AbdulGafar also suggested that the buses could be stationed at institutions in the rural areas in order to convey students within such rural communities.

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