Kwara State Governor, AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq, has given directive for government buses to assist students and workers commuting to public tertiary institutions in the Ilorin metropolis and surrounding areas.
This initiative is the second phase of Kwara State’s efforts to alleviate the impact of removing fuel subsidy. Previously, the government had reduced the working days for civil servants from five to three days, while working other alternative measures for workers exempt from the policy.
A statement from the Government House, signed by the governor’s Chief Press Secretary, Rafiu Ajakaye, he read, “From Wednesday, June 14, some large buses will be deployed to transport students of public tertiary institutions within the metropolis, including those going to the Kwara State University campus at Malete. Further details will be released by the coordinating ministries, agencies and departments.
“The state government will continue to offer immediate support for the Kwara public as Nigeria permanently transitions to the post-fuel subsidy regime and different steps are taken to bring more ease to the people while growing the economy in a sustainable way.”
The statement acknowledges that the Kwara State government is well aware of the evolving challenges associated with fuel subsidy removal. As a result, it plans to offer relief to workers whose official duties cannot be accommodated by the reduced workweek, taking into account the unique nature of their roles.
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