Kwara State Governor, AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq, has approved some parliative measures to cushion the effects of the ongoing fuel scarcity and the currency change in the country.
The governor disclosed this in a statement on Thursday February 9, 2023.
“I have approved palliatives for various vulnerable groups in Kwara State,” the governor said.
According to him, the “palliatives” will include cash transfer to widows, pensioners, transporters, marketers, smallholder farmers, and other vulnerable people.
“I have directed the Kwara State Social Investment Programme (KWASSIP) to work out details and lead this modest support as soon as possible to mitigate the effects of the situation on our people,” he stated.
“I have also directed the deployment of free 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. The free bus rides for the students will begin on Monday, February 13, 2023,” he added.