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BREAKING: Tinubu Orders Full Details of Palliatives to Be Made Public

President Bola Tinubu has ordered the full details of the proposed palliatives for Nigerians to help against the effect of petrol subsidy removal to be made public.

POLITICS NIGERIA reports that in a statement on Tuesday, Dele Alake, the special adviser on special duties, communications and strategy to the president, said that the N8,000 cash programme is not the only item in the whole gamut of relief package of President Bola Ahmed Tinubu.

The statement said that the President has ordered the following:

  • The N8,000 conditional cash transfer programme be reviewed immediately in deference to the views expressed by Nigerians against it.
  • The whole gamut of palliative package of government be unveiled to Nigerians.
  • Immediate release of fertilisers and grains to approximately 50 million farmers and households, respectively, in all the 36 states and the FCT.

The statement said that the government believes in the maxim that when there is prohibition, there must be provision. It further adds that since subsidy, the hydra-headed monster threatening to kill the economy has been stopped, the government has emplaced a broad spectrum of reliefs to help Nigerians.


The statement said that the government is committed to putting Nigerians at the heart of its policy and programme and that the President will continue to be a listening leader whose ears will not be dull to the views expressed by the citizenry.

He said: “In the last few days, the conventional and new media platforms have become awash with stories of the government intending to embark on conditional cash transfer to vulnerable households mostly affected by the painful but necessary decision to remove subsidy from petrol.

“The story has been widely reported that the Federal Government is proposing to give 12 million households from the poorest of the poor N8,000 monthly for a period of six months as government palliative to reduce the discomfort being experienced by Nigerians consequent upon subsidy removal.

“A lot of ill-informed imputations have been read into the programme by not a few naysayers. The Administration believes in the maxim that when there is prohibition, there must be provision. Since subsidy, the hydra-headed monster threatening to kill the economy, has been stopped, government has emplaced a broad spectrum of reliefs to bring help to Nigerians.

“While it should be noted that cash programme is not the only item in the whole gamut of relief package of President Bola Ahmed Tinubu, as a listening leader who has vowed to always put Nigerians at the heart of his policy and programme, the President has directed as follows:-

1. That the N8,000 conditional cash transfer programmed envisaged to bring succour to most vulnerable households be reviewed immediately. This is in deference to the views expressed by Nigerians against it.

2. That the whole gamut of palliative package of government be unveiled to Nigerians.

3. Immediate release of fertilisers and grains to approximately 50 million farmers and households respectively in all the 36 states and the FCT. “

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