Tinubu Instruct NEC to Set Up Palliative For Compensation of Nigerians Over Subsidy Removal.
As Nigerians continue to deal with the aftermath of the removal of the gasoline subsidy, President Bola Tinubu has given the National Economic Council the directive to come up with recommendations on palliatives and the revision of the minimum wage as part of the steps to cushion the pain of the removal of the subsidy.
This was due to the fact that the Trade Union Congress said it was anticipating a response from the Federal Government by the 19th of June about its demand for a minimum salary of N200, 000.
However, while speaking during a meeting with members of the Nigeria Governors Forum led by its Chairman, Governor AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq of Kwara State in Abuja on Wednesday, Tinubu directed the National Economic Council led by Vice President Kashim Shettima to mobilize various interventions to cushion the hardship faced by the most vulnerable citizens of Nigeria.
In addition to the Vice President, the National Economic Council (NEC) is made up of the heads of the 36 individual states, as well as the head of the Central Bank of Nigeria and other co- opted government leaders.
The President called the level of poverty in the country ” unacceptable, ” and he urged the governors of the states to work together with the Federal Government to combat poverty on a national scale.
According to a statement signed by the Director of Information at the State House, Abiodun Oladunjoye, it’s was stated that Tinubu asked the political leaders to downplay their differences and jointly concentrate on easing the agony and sorrow that the people were experiencing.
Tinubu Laments Poverty
“On the faces of our people, we can plainly see the consequences that poverty has had. It’s not in your genes to be poor; it comes from the environment. Our goal is to completely do away with poverty. Put your political party aside, since the purpose of this meeting is to discuss Nigeria and the formation of a country.”
“We have done a pretty good job of managing ourselves to achieve democracy. After a long and arduous struggle, we have finally arrived at our target. We have a responsibility to our citizens.
“How can we do anything about the unacceptable night rate of poverty? What percentage of our budget goes towards education, which is the only weapon we have against poverty? I am ready to collaborate with you.”
He promised them that he would have an open-door policy moving forward.
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