Fuel Hike: Nigerian Polytechnic Provides Free Bus Ride To Staff Members

In response to the hardships caused by the fuel subsidy removal by the federal government, the Federal Polytechnic, Unwana, Ebonyi State, has taken a compassionate step to ease the burden on its staff members.

The institution announced the provision of free transportation through a statement released by its Registrar, Val Okafor, and made available to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Tuesday in Abakaliki.

The initiative is aimed at serving as a palliative measure to cushion the effects of the fuel price increase. After careful consideration of the adverse effects of the fuel hike on their staff, the institution’s management decided to introduce the free bus service, which commenced on 27th July and will continue for one and a half months.

Two luxury buses owned by the institution will be deployed for this purpose. The buses will operate one trip from Afikpo to Unwana and vice versa on weekdays. Departure from Amuro town hall bus stop, Afikpo, will be at 7:30 a.m., and the return trip from the old administration block car park will be at 4 p.m.

In order to ensure orderly conduct during trips, staff members are urged to take note of the bus schedule. Furthermore, the drivers have been instructed to prevent the buses from being unduly overloaded.

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This gesture by the Federal Polytechnic, Unwana, seeks to alleviate the challenges faced by its staff members due to the fuel subsidy removal, providing some relief during these trying times for Nigerians.

Chidalu Glory

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