Bayero University Kano (BUK) has announced some palliative measures to cushion the effects of removal of fuel subsidy.
According to BUK News Blog, the palliative measures were announced by the Vice Chancellor of the University, Professor Sagir Adamu, during the 56th Congregation Meeting of the University held July 22.
According to Professor Adamu, a mouth-watering sum had been allocated to the cooperative committee of the University to buy food stuffs and distribute to staff on none interest format payable in 6 months.
The VC also disclosed that the management of the institution has discussed with the BUK Microfinance Bank to make available non interest loan to staff to enable them pay the school fees of their children, saying the “…university would take the burden of interest.”
He said the institution has arranged with the Kano State Government to provide buses that will transport students from specified bus stops to the University campuses and convey them back at affordable fare. “Once it is finalised, Kanawa buses would start passing through the routes of the institution’s campuses,” said Professor Adamu.
He also hinted that the University is arranging to purchase bicycles for junior staff as it is also going to waive off eight months water and electricity rents for staff living in the university’s houses, adding those who paid during this period would be refunded.
“Vehicles would be allocated to transport staff to and from the University. Specific times would be allowed for staff,” he said, adding that staff can access soft loan at any time.
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