• govt to deploy subsidised buses along specific students’ routes
By Stephen Olufemi Oni, Ilorin
Kwara State Governor AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq has approved palliatives for various vulnerable groups in the state to cushion the effects of the ongoing fuel scarcity and the currency change in the country.
The palliatives, which would include cash transfers to widows, pensioners, transporters, marketers, smallholder farmers, and other vulnerable people, would be done through the Kwara State Social Investment Programme (KWASSIP) for proper coordination and accountability.
“The Governor has therefore directed KWASSIP to work out the details and deploy this modest support as soon as possible to mitigate the effects of the situation,” according to a state government statement.
“The Governor has also directed the deployment of buses along specific routes used by students and staff of tertiary institutions in the capital city where the effects of the fuel scarcity have been most pronounced. Further details of this palliative will be released by relevant government departments/committees. The bus rides, with at least 50% cut from the original cost (fare), for the students will begin on Monday, February 13, 2023.”