THE governor of Nasarawa state, Abdullahi Sule, has described the proposed N8,000 palliative by the Federal government as “”a lot of money”” to many poor Nigerians.
Sule said this in an interview with Channels Television’s’ Politics Today on Friday, July 21.
President Bola Ahmed Tinubu had proposed a cash transfer of N8,000 to 12 million poor households (60 million Nigerians) in Nigeria for six months to cushion the harsh effects of removing fuel subsidies.
Palliative: N8,000 is a lot of money for many poor families – Gov. Sule
The initiative came under attack from many individuals and groups, who regarded it as too small to cushion the harsh results of the subsidy removal.
Tinubu bowed to pressure on Tuesday, July 18, ordering the review of the proposed scheme.
Reacting to the development, Sule insisted that the proposed N8,000 would help reduce the subsidy removal’s impact.
“”We were sharing only N5,000, and, believe me, many people were waiting for that N5,000 every month. Indeed some communities could make some kind of contributions, and they could do a lot in their various communities.
“”So, N8,000 may not be so much money to some people, but it is a lot to many other people from impoverished families who don’t’ see N8,000 monthly. The only thing is that let us identify those families,”” Sule said.
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