TAMBUWAL APPROVES NAIJA GREEN CARD FOR SOKOTO STUDENTS

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[Sokoto]–Governor of Sokoto State, Aminu Tambuwal has approved Nigerian students and youths discount card, (Naija Green card), a discount platform for goods and services across the country for all senior secondary school  students , students in tertiary institutions and youth corps members in the state.

Hon. Bimbo Daramola,‎ the initiator of the project,  while briefing journalists on the occasion of one year anniversary of the discount card noted that Sokoto State governor, Aminu Tambuwal has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Bridge Concept to enroll students and youth corps members from the State on the platform.

The card enables holders to enjoy between five to 70 percent discount on good and services from partners on the project.

Daramola who said the prevailing economic realities of the country might be major reason behind the decision of the State to embark on the project.

He said the MoU will enable Senior students and youth corps members to enjoy a variety of discounts on goods and services they wish to enjoy  from 10,000 commercial aaround the country and business organizations.

“Governor of Sokoto State, Aminu Tambuwal, former Speaker who has done so well being the very first state to have a deep reflection of what it takes for social security to be impactful.

“Now everyone is talking about social welfare and palliatives. The other day I saw on television , Bauchi State talking about social protection for young people and so on, that’s wonderful and this is the heart of it.

In the same vein, former Vice-President, Atiku Abubakar has also directed that students of the American University of Nigeria (AUN) should be enrolled on the scheme.

According to Daramola, 9,000 Nigerian youths are currently enrolled on the card that has 10,000 partners in the hospitality, Aviation,  transportation and other sectors that offer between  five and 70 percent discount for goods and services accessed.




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