Fuel subsidy elimination: Jigawa government introduces palliatives

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The Jigawa State Government claimed to have developed palliative measures to lessen the hardship faced by citizens as a result of the elimination of fuel subsidies.

Sagir Musa Ahmed, the state’s commissioner of information, youth, sport, and culture, informed journalists of some of the conclusions from the state executive meeting on Wednesday night.

He claimed that the purchase of five trucks of rice, a program to empower 1,500 young entrepreneurs, and the support of 1,000 Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) had all been approved by the state executive council.

He said that in addition to the five trucks of rice that the federal government had already provided to the state, “the executive council has approved the purchase of another five trucks of rice at a cost of N134,665,000.00.

“Council has also taken into account and authorized another empowerment initiative for 1,500 young business owners who operate established ventures in 27 LGAs within their respective communities.

“Also, the State Executive Council has approved the support of 1,000 Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) under the J-Cares Programme with N100,000.”

Ahmed said that a commission for the distribution of palliatives has been established by the administration.

He reaffirmed the state’s commitment to easing the difficulties faced by its residents.

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