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Edo offers children free bus rides

28 May 2014, 20:48Augustine Osayande

Abuja - The Edo State Government has offered free bus rides for students in uniform in both public and private schools in the state.

This is part of celebrations of the Children’s Day.

“As a mark of our appreciation on the hardship that many of our parents are encountering and the difficulties of the financial challenges that many families are experiencing, I have decided that with effect from this morning, any Edo Child who is in school uniform going from school or returning from school, if he wears his school uniform, whether he attends a private or public school will no longer pay any ticket for using the Comrade Bus,” said State Governor Adams Oshiomhole.

“I know that the condition of the child cannot be much more different from the condition of the parents. There is no doubt that things are hard around the country. It is quite possible that many of you have parents who are unemployed you have brothers who have challenges. Let me assure you that Edo State Government will continue to do everything possible to support the Edo Child. That is why we are committed to continue on building new schools; schools that will appeal to young ones. We are working hard to clean up the teaching group to ensure that only those who are competent and capable are in the classrooms to teach and to impact knowledge,” the governor added.

He said the bus management would be directed to ply all the routes in Benin City.

“This is one way we can deliver more subsidy in a way that cannot be abused by any middle man,” he added.

– CAJ News

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