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Election Holiday: Kwara offers students 50% transport fare to return home

“The 50 per cent subsidy was meant to augment transportation fares for students returning to Kwara.”

• February 13, 2023
AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq
Kwara State Governor, AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq

The Kwara government has offered 50 per cent transport support to Kwara students returning home from tertiary institutions to observe the three-week break ahead of the February 25 and March 11 elections.

This is contained in a statement from the ministry of tertiary education spokesman Mansurat Amuda-kannike, on Monday in Ilorin.

The commissioner, Afees Alabi, said the support would be monetised and transferred to the beneficiaries after verifications.

The Nigeria Universities Commission ordered universities closed for three weeks between from February 22 to March 14.

”It is interesting to note that this 50 per cent transport support is coming barely 12 hours after Governor AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq-led administration announced free bus palliative for students of Unilorin and Kwara State Polytechnic which begins on Monday, February 13,” the Kwara government statement explained.

It added, ”I appreciate the efforts of the AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq-led administration for considering students welfare with utmost priority. The 50 per cent subsidy was meant to augment transportation fares for students returning to Kwara.”


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