FG Releases N5 Billion As Palliatives To Each State

The administration of President Bola Tinubu has given a palliative of N5 billion to each state of the federation and the FCT to lessen the effects of the removal of the petrol subsidy.
Babagana Zulum, the governor of Borno State, said this at a Thursday interactive session with State House correspondents in Abuja.
Thursday’s National Economic Council (NEC) statutory meeting was presided over by Vice President Kashim Shettima.
The 36 state governors of the federation, the ministers of finance and the federal capital territory (FCT), the governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), and the group chief executive officer of the Nigeria National Petroleum Company Limited (NNPCL) are some of the members who make up the NEC.
The meeting considered varying issues, including the Federation’s financial status, general issues, especially but the deployment of palliatives aimed at cushioning the harsh effects of the fuel subsidy removal.
Among governors who attended the meeting were Abdulrahman Abdulrazak (Kwara), Hope Uzodinma (Imo), Inuwa Yahya (Gombe) Dauda Lawal (Zamfara), Dr. Alex Otti (Abia), Babajide Sanwo-Olu (Lagos) and Ademola Adeleke (Osun).
Others were Senator Bala Mohammed (Bauchi), Senator Uba Sani(Kaduna), Sheriff Obrevwori (Delta), Prof. Charles Soludo (Anambra), Godwin Obaseki (Edo), Yahaya Bello (Kogi), Umaru Namadi (Jigawa),
Also at the meeting are Umo Eno (Akwa Ibom), Prince Bassey Otu (Cross River), Lucky Aiyedatiwa (Ondo State acting governor), Dapo Abiodun (Ogun), Ahmad Aliu (Sokoto), Agbu Kefas (Taraba), Abdullahi Sule (Nasarawa), Peter Mbah (Enugu), Babagana Zulum (Borno).
Deputy governors of Katsina, Rivers, Yobe, Adamawa, Kano, Kebbi also participated in the meeting.
Ada Peter

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