Governor AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq of Kwara State has given the green light for the utilization of government buses to aid the movement of students and workers in public tertiary institutions within Ilorin and its environs. This initiative serves as the second phase of measures undertaken by the Kwara government to mitigate the consequences of fuel subsidy removal.
To alleviate the transportation challenges faced by students within the metropolis, large buses will be deployed from Wednesday, June 14. These buses will cater to the transportation needs of students attending public tertiary institutions, including Kwara State University (KWASU) and the Malete campus. Further details regarding the bus services will be released by the coordinating Ministries, Agencies, and Departments (MDAs).
The state government remains committed to providing immediate support to the people of Kwara during Nigeria’s permanent transition to a post-fuel subsidy regime. These efforts aim to bring ease to the public while fostering sustainable economic growth.
The bus palliative, the Kwara State government has implemented measures to address the concerns of public servants affected by the reduction in workdays. The government had previously reduced the workweek from five days to three days for civil servants, allowing bureaucrats to explore alternative strategies for workers exempted from the policy.
Acknowledging the unique circumstances of certain workers’ official duties, the government is diligently working to provide additional allowances as a temporary solution until the conclusion of minimum wage reviews. The government is fully aware of the evolving challenges resulting from fuel subsidy removal and aims to extend support to those workers who cannot benefit from the reduced workdays due to the nature of their responsibilities.
The Kwara State government’s reduction in workdays, announced last Monday, reflects its commitment to addressing the implications of fuel subsidy removal. As the government seeks to alleviate the burden on its civil servants, it remains dedicated to implementing measures that support workers with distinct job requirements.
- Kwara State Governor, AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq, authorizes the deployment of government buses to assist the transportation needs of students and workers in public tertiary institutions within Ilorin and its surroundings.
- This bus palliative for students in the metropolis marks the second phase of measures taken by the Kwara government to alleviate the impact of fuel subsidy removal.
- The government had previously implemented a reduction in workdays for civil servants and is now working on additional allowances for workers who cannot benefit from the reduced workdays due to the specific nature of their duties.