An auspicious student of Adekunle Ajasin University Akungba-Akoko Ondo State, popularly known as Comrade Multiple, had today stormed the Ministry of Transportation, Ondo State as well as Akungba garage in Akure to solicit for a reasonable reduction in the transport charges payable by AAUA students.
Comrade Multiple rumoured to be an aspirant for the top seat at the Student Union level took it as a point of duty to discuss with road transport workers on transportation fares for AAUA students who will be boarding vehicles while returning to campus.
This development was instigated following the receipt of several complaints by travelling students that drivers in the garage now compel them to cough out as high as N1500 to convey them to Akungba.
It is in the view of this that comrade MULTIPLE stormed the garage and engaged the deputy chairman of the branch towards finding a lasting solution to the burdensome hike in the fares.
Even though the deputy chairman explained that the sudden hike in the fares is not unconnected to the ravaging corona virus pandemic which has delimited the number of passengers they can convey to Akungba and the increase in fuel price, Comrade MULTIPLE appealed to him to endeavor that the fares is dropped to a reasonable amount
In consequent of this, the deputy chairman promises to discuss it with the chairman of the branch in a bid to bring down the burdensome transport fares into a reasonable amount. He however admonish students to ensure that they subscribe to vehicles at the motor park for the purpose of their safety.
In conclusion, MULTIPLE urged the deputy chairman to always remind the drivers to drive safely and gently and should give students the privilege to capture the details of the respective vehicles for security purposes.
Recall that a student in his open letter to the Student Union President pointed out the issue of intra and inter state transportation to make life easy for students.
Agbelusi Samuel is a campus journalist, writer, red carpet host, political and sport analyst. A political science student that covers news and politics beats for AAUA INSIDER.