UNILORIN Takes Steps To Ease Students’ Tranport Challenges.
The Management of the University of Ilorin and Road Transport Association of Nigeria have concluded that more commercial buses will be made available to meet up with the needs of the growing population of students of the University.
The association and the university reached the conclusionon Wednesday at a meeting in Ilorin.
Prof Yisa AbdulKareem -The Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Management Services) -represented the VC, Prof. AbdulGaniyu Ambali, at the meeting.
The university and the association decided to deal with any transport worker that disobey the laws guiding their operation within and outside the school premises.
It also concluded that traffic warders will be stationed to specific locations to allow for free-flow of traffic.
The need to deploy more security personnel was also stressed to parks during busy hours and also transport management committee to enforce the laws guiding the transporters and sanctioning offenders.
At the meeting, it was also concluded that all commercial vehicles would be numbered and brought for inspection before the beginning of the next session.
The Chairman of the University Transport Committee, Mr Michael Abisoye, stated that the purpose of the meeting was to discuss ways to make students have a stress-free transportation to and from the school premises.
“This also involves checking the operations of the transport providers in order to curb the vices that may have been threatening the safety of the students and the peace enjoyed on campus,” Abisoye said.
He went ahead to say:
“We are here because of the students and we must look for ways to ensure their comfort and safety; we don’t want laws guiding the transport workers to be flouted,”
“We will work more to ensure that lost items of the students are recovered and also, we will designate people to specific points in order to regulate the activities of the bus drivers”.
Here is what we know.