Thanks Hon. Bimbo Daramola for this wonderful initiative.
As part of measures to keep alive dreams and aspirations of Nigerian students as well as Youth Corp Members, the Bridge Concept Nigeria Limited has innovated The Nigerian Students and Youth Corpers Discount Card. This initiative according to the company will seamlessly make students and Corp Members to cope favourably with socio-economic challenges in the country.
According to the inventor the systemic support system is specifically designed to offer opportunity to Nigerian students and Corp members, in order to maximize their little available resources to accomplish more, which will help in promoting the well being of students who are mostly challenged financially.
The scheme will work by providing discount for students on transactions, purchase, travelling, and hotel accommodation etc, in any part of Nigeria within the scope of numerous corporate partners. The accessibility to the benefit is an individual voluntary student’s mastercard that does not require recharge or renewal as long as you are students. Presently the scheme has recorded more than 320 partners in Abuja alone.
Meanwhile, Chairman Senate Committee on Tertiary Education and TETFund, Senator Binta Garba has commended the efforts of stakeholders who brought the initiative to Nigeria. She endorsed it and said the idea is very well thought out and that in advanced clime such intervention are equally accessible to students and the objectives of setting it up are often met therefore Nigeria can’t be an exception.
Also ace broadcaster, Lara Owoeye-Wise added her voice. She said, ‘‘In the face of the current biting economic crunch, our students and youth Corp members get to pay the same amount of money for goods and services that working class people pay for. If I board a flight to anywhere, I, Lara Owoeye-Wise, who is gainfully employed, pay the same airfare with a student or Youth Corper who depends on his parent’s hard-earned salary for a living.
Continuing, ‘‘The students pay the same prices in hotels, restaurants, boutiques and even cinemas. But all that is about to change! The Nigerian Students and Youth Corpers' Discount Card is a ticket to massive discounts for university students and youth corners.
Anywhere this class of beneficiaries sees the sign '' NIGERIAN STUDENTS' AND YOUTH CORPERS' DISCOUNT CARD ACCEPTED HERE " they can walk in and enjoy from 0-50% discount on goods and services, using their card. This noble initiative is e-fraud protected as each carrier's face will be embossed on his or her card which comes with specialised personalised digits and the cards will only be issued from the universities directly to students.’’
Speaking further Lara stated that; ‘‘I am extremely excited about this as it will save parents a lot of money. Students will pay less for more and will manage their meagre allowances better. And for business owners, this initiative will draw more customers to you. It will be officially launched on the 21st of March, 2016 and then, the discounts will begin.’’
According to the Bridge Concept Nigeria Limited, The Nigerian Students and Youth Corpers Discount Card would be formally launched and unveiled in Abuja on March 21, 2016.