Petrol Subsidy: UNIJOS Deploys Free Shuttle Buses To Transport Staff, Students

Following the federal government’s removal of petrol subsidy, the management of University of Jos has deployed free shuttle buses to convey students and staff of the institution.

Professor Ishaya Tanko, the Vice Chancellor of the University, disclosed this in a statement issued by the Senior Deputy Registrar of the institution, Abdullahi Abdullahi.

The circular dated June 8, 2023, stated that the shuttle buses which will be functional daily, except on Sundays would ply designated routes within Jos, the state capital for free, to reduce the impact of the petrol subsidy removal on the people.

It said “The Vice Chancellor of the University of Jos, Professor Ishaya Tanko has considered the hardship faced by the Staff and students of the University of Jos, occasioned by the petrol subsidy removal. While the Federal Government is making consultation with stakeholders on palliative measures, the Vice Chancellor has approved the deployment of shuttle buses to transport staff and students to and from the University campuses.

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“This is in a bid to ease the transportation difficulties being encountered by staff and students, especially during the period when the Second Semester Examinations for the 2020/2021 Academic Session will be conducted. Consequently, management has approved that the shuttle buses will be stationed at some  strategic locations and ply the following routes on round trip basis.

“Plateau Private -Tina Junction-Angwa Rukuba -University Staff Quarters Gate -Bauchi Ring Road-Naraguta Campus

“Polo roundabout-St Murumba-Faringada- Naraguta campus

“British America Overhead bridge-Old JUTH-Bauchi Road-Bauchi Road campus.

“Departure times from each of the approved departure points are 7:00 am, 1:00 pm, 4:00 pm, and 6:00 pm daily except on Sundays”.

The management added that only staff with valid identity cards and students with evidence of school fees payment and valid identity cards will be permitted to board the buses.

Obiajulu Joel Nwolu

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