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Nigerian Gov. Oshiomhole abolishes fees others, as palliative measure over fuel
Report by NNEWS Correspondent

 

Governor Oshimhole commended the people of the state in the manner they conducted themselves during the fuel price increase protests and reassured them of his administrationís determination to sustain on-going developments in the state with a view to improving on the quality of the peoples' life

Palliatives
Former labour leader and Edo state Governor Adams Oshiomhole has become one of the first Governors in the country to announce palliative policy measures to cushion the effect of the the recent increases in petrol price on the people of the state

 

Governor Oshiomole announced the palliatives at a broadcast to the people of the state on Thursday to include abolishment of all fees and levies including Parent Teachers Association in all secondary school for both indigenes and non indigenes in the state.

He also announced a reduction in school fees at the state-owned Ambrose Alli University (AAU), Ekpoma for regular undergraduates by N15,000 per students across the board while part-time studentsí fees was reduced by N5,000 per student.

He  explained that the university would not loss any revenue as result  of the reduction saying that the state government would pay the bulk difference to the university along with the monthly subvention of N210 million.

The Governor similarly announced a fifty per cent subsidy on transport for primary and secondary school students in the state, provided such pupils and students were on their school uniforms.

He further disclosed that the state government would increase the fleet of buses of the Edo city transport service to boost the transport sector.

On health, Oshiomhole announced free health care for senior citizens from age seventy and above in all state hospital, while those from sixty years and above are entitled to free eye test and eye glasses.

The governor therefore called on leaders at all levels across the country to set aside their personal political calculations as a result of the fuel price increases in the interest of the people and the larger interest of the polity.

Governor Oshimhole commended the people of the state in the manner they conducted themselves during the fuel price increase protests and reassured them of his administrationís determination to sustain on-going developments in the state with a view to improving on the quality of the peoples' life

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