To cushion the harsh effects of the high cost of transportation as a result of fuel subsidy removal, the management of the University of Ilorin says it has deployed three luxurious buses to convey students and staff of the institution to and from the campus at peak periods free of charge.
A statement by the institution’s Director of Corporate Affairs, Mr Kunle Akogun, disclosed that the palliative measure, which is in addition to earlier ones, was announced by the Vice Chancellor, Prof. Wahab Olasupo Egbewole, SAN, at the end of the 296th Meeting of the institution’s Senate .
Prof. Egbewole, who expressed management’s deep concern over the adverse effect of the exorbitant transportation cost on members of the University community, said that the deployment of the buses was in furtherance to the earlier provision of highly subsidised transportation in which two buses were put on the road in June for a fare of N100 per drop.
The statement informed that the three buses would be stationed at the University Bus Terminus at Tipper Garage, Tanke, between 6.30a.m and 7.00a.m and they would leave for the campus by 7.15a.m. Similarly, for the homeward journey at the close of work/classes, the buses would depart the Fountain Roundabout, near the Senate Building at 3.00p.m and 4.00pm every week day.