Subsidy removal: Gov Buni to unveil palliatives to cushion effects


Yobe Gov Mai Mala Buni has assured to provide palliatives to the people of the state to cushion the hardships occasioned by the removal of fuel subsidy.

This is contained in a statement signed by Alhaji Mamman Mohammed, Director General Press and Media Affairs to the Governor on Saturday in Damaturu.

The governor said government will look into measures to provide support to farmers, traders, transport, food and other essential needs of the people.

“Government is conscious of these hardships caused by the subsidy removal and will look into these critical areas to provide palliatives to our people.

“We will look into ways of supporting inter and intra town transport and other necessary services to our people.

“Similarly, government would work out measures to provide shuttle buses to students of tertiary institutions at affordable costs” Governor Buni said.

He charged the people to be on the same page with the government to successfully execute the proposed measures, and other policies and programmes of the state government.

News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that Governor Buni had early this week attended the Nigeria Governors Forum and the Nigeria Economic Council meetings.

At the meeting, the states and federal government deliberated on measures to mitigate effects of the fuel subsidy removal.

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