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Fuel hike: Federal polytechnic in Ebonyi offers staff free transportation

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The Federal Polytechnic, Unwana, Ebonyi, has provided free transportation for its staff, to ease difficulties occasioned by the prevailing fuel hike in the country.

The disclosure is contained in a statement, signed by the institution’s Registrar, Mr Val Okafor, and made available to journalists on Tuesday in Abakaliki.

Okafor, in the statement, noted that the free ‘bus service’ will serve as a palliative to cushion the effects of the fuel subsidy removal by the federal government.

“The institution’s management after its 414th regular meeting on July 25, considered the adverse effects of the fuel hike on staff.

“The free bus service will last for one and half month and took effect from July 27th,” the statement read.

The Registrar said that the institution’s two luxury buses would be used for that purpose.

“The buses will operate one trip from Afikpo to Unwana and vice versa on weekdays.

“They will depart Amuro town hall bus stop, Afikpo, by 7.30am to the institution and depart from the old administration block car park by 4.pm for the return trip,” the statement read.

Okafor enjoined staff to note the bus schedule and conduct themselves orderly during trips.

“The drivers must, however, ensure that the buses are not unduly overloaded.
“The Rector of the institution wishes staff safe trips,” the statement read.

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We Must Deliver Quality Education, Jobs For Nigerians– Tinubu

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Bola Tinubu

President Bola Tinubu, on Thursday, said that democracy must be progressive and inclusive with a primary focus on tackling poverty through the provision of job opportunities for youths and quality education for all Nigerian children.

Tinubu expressed support for the establishment of the National Institute of Progressive Studies while receiving members of the National Working Committee, NWC, of the All Progressives Congress, APC, on Thursday, in Lagos.

The President noted that the Institute is expected to carry out diligent research and educate all party members on the principles of democracy and good governance while providing a distinct identity for the party.

”Democracy has faced challenges in the past, but I believe in a promising future for our country. We will deliver it.

“I am committed to supporting a strong and ideologically-determined democracy that is progressive, inclusive, and focused on eliminating poverty while providing quality education for our children.

”Collaboration with various government arms is crucial, and I commend the leadership of our party for working hard to promote these essential ideals,” the President stated.

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Chioma Blessing Obidigbo Emerges Top Performing Student In 2022 WASSCE

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Chioma Blessing Obidigbo, an 18-year-old girl, has emerged as the top performer in the 2022 West Africa Senior School Certificate Examinations (WASSCE), organised by the West African Examinations Council (WAEC).

The announcement was made at the opening ceremony of the WAEC 61st Annual Meeting of the Nigeria National Committee, held in Lafia, Nasarawa State.

The young girl could not attend the ceremony due to her ongoing university studies in the United Kingdom. However, her parents, Mr and Mrs Matthew Obidigbo, accepted the award on her behalf.

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