President Bola Tinubu has approved the provision of buses to students of tertiary institutions across the country to “ease the burden of the fuel subsidy removal” on them.
In a statement on Monday by Dele Alake, his special adviser on communication and strategy, the president said the buses will be given to “students’ bodies of all universities, polytechnics and colleges of education” in the country.
The president said the move became imperative in the wake of the rising cost of transportation across the country.
“In furtherance of his desire to ease the burden of the fuel subsidy removal on students of higher institutions of learning, President Bola Tinubu has approved the provision of buses to the students’ bodies of all universities, polytechnics and colleges of education across the country,” the statement reads.
“The desire of the President is to see that students can access their campuses without much difficulty as a result of higher transportation cost. The provision of the buses will also remove the burden of additional cost of daily commuting on parents and guardians.”
The development comes amid concerns over some policies of the president since he assumed office on May 29.
Last week, the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) gave the federal government a seven-day ultimatum to reverse all “anti-poor” and “insensitive” policies.
The government, however, said the union is restrained from embarking on any strike regarding the removal of petrol subsidy as ordered by the national industrial court.
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