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Subsidy removal: Gov Sule justifies N8,000 palliative


Obiora Clinton

Governor of Nasarawa State, Abdullahi Sule has stated that the N8,000 palliative by the federal government will cushion the effect of fuel subsidy removal on Nigerians.

Speaking on Channels Television’s Politics yesterday being Friday, the Governor opined that N8,000 is a substantial amount for many impoverished families in the country who hardly receive such amount in a month.

He recalled how they were previously distributing only N5,000 as palliatives, and there were numerous people who he noted relied on the N5,000.

He stressed that many homes relied on it to add value to their lives, adding that some communities even pooled contributions and achieved considerable impact within their localities.

He added, “So, N8,000 may not be so much money to some people, but it is a lot to so many other people who are from very poor families that don’t see N8,000 every month.