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Subsidy: Delta gov approves palliatives for students

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The Delta State Governor, Sheriff Oborevwori, has approved a 25 per cent reduction in acceptance fees payable in the four state-owned universities as part of palliatives for students.

The governor’s approval was contained in a statement by his Chief Press Secretary, Festus Ahon, on Wednesday, in Asaba.

The statement said the reduction in the acceptance fee was in line with measures taken by the Delta State Government to cushion the effect of the fuel subsidy removal on citizens.

“The 25 per cent reduction in acceptance fee is applicable to new students at the State-owned Universities: Delta State University, Abraka; Delta State University of Science and Technology, Ozoro; University of Delta, Agbor and the Dennis Osadebay University, Anwai-Asaba.

The governor’s spokesman further said that the State Government has earmarked the sum of N10 billion in addition to over 17,000 bags of rice and over 64,000 bags of maize all in 50kgs as palliatives for the less privileged, the poor, persons with disabilities and the aged in the society.

He said all these efforts were geared at cushioning the effect of fuel subsidy removal on citizens of the state.

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