The Kwara State Governor, AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq has approved palliatives for various vulnerable groups in the state. This will help to cushion the effects of the ongoing fuel scarcity and the currency change in Nigeria.
The palliatives will include cash transfer to widows, pensioners, transporters, marketers, smallholder farmers, and other vulnerable people and it will be done through the Kwara State Social Investment Programme, KWASSIP for proper coordination and accountability.
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 has been most pronounced.
The bus rides, with at least 50% cut from the original cost (fare), for the students will begin operations on Monday, February 13, 2023.