Connect with us


Nasarawa govt takes measure to cushion economic hardship on citizens



The Nasarawa State Government has ordered the distribution of rice across the 13 Local Government Areas of the state as part of efforts to ameliorate the current economic hardship being faced by citizens.

Mr Ibrahim Angbolo, state Commissioner for Information, Culture and Tourism stated this in an interview with our correspondent on Thursday in Lafia.

He said that rice and other relief materials would serve as parts of short term measures to cushion the hardship being faced by the people, occasioned by the fuel subsidy removal.

According to him, the government has also rolled out more plans to alleviate the suffering of people and has since began the payment of N10,000 wage award to the state civil servants across board and N5,000 to pensioners.

”Plans are also underway by the government under the leadership of Gov Abdullahi Sule, to pay palliative to vulnerable people who are not on the payroll of the state,” he said.

Angbolo said that as part of the long term measures to ensure food security, the state government had inaugurated sales of fertilisers and farm inputs at subsidised price to dry season farmers.

He said that the state government had also inaugurated the second phase of the conditional cash transfer of N7,000 stipends for the indigent, including widows, orphans and the elderly.

“Given the prevailing economic realities, the state government has reviewed the amount upwards from N5,000 to N7,000 and also increase the number of beneficiaries from 3,800 to 6,000,” he said.

Angbolo, while assuring the citizens of the administration’s sincerity of purpose and unflinching commitment to good governance, urged the people to remain calm and supportive of the government as more measures would be given to ameliorate the current economic hardship.

“This administration under the leadership of Gov Abdullahi Sule, is committed and determined to see to the welfare and wellbeing of the citizenry, government will leave no stone unturned to achieve that.

“The governor recently flagged off the sale of fertilisers and farm inputs at subsidised rate for farmers; yesterday, the governor inaugurated the second phase of domesticated conditional transfer to the vulnerable,” he said.

The commissioner said that the governor meant well for the state and needed the supports and cooperation of the citizens to continue to provide good governance.

Oboh Linus

NEWSVERGE, published by The Verge Communications is an online community of international news portal and social advocates dedicated to bringing you commentaries, features, news reports from a Nigerian-African perspective. A unique organization, founded in the spirit of Article 19 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, comprising of ordinary people with an overriding commitment to seeking the truth and publishing it without fear or favour. The Verge Communications is fully registered with the Corporate Affairs Commission of the Federal Republic of Nigeria as a corporate organization.



Shell Digital Plan RESPONSIVE600x750
Shell Digital Plan RESPONSIVE600x750