Cash Crunch: In Kebbi, Atiku Bagudu Approves Palliatives To Cushion Economic Hardship 

In response to the difficulties currently being experienced by the general Public which is directly associated with the Implementation of the Currency redesign policy, as well as the perennial fuel scarcity across Nigeria, the Kebbi State Government has considered and approved some immediate measures to cushion the effects. 

Accordingly, ₦200 million has been approved to help with dry season farming, ₦50 million to help the National Union of Road Transport Workers (Kebbi state) branch, ₦20 million for commercial Motorcycle operators and 10 million for Keke Napep operators. 

Secretary to the state government, Alhaji Babale Umar Yauri, in a statement said these measures while not being exhaustive, are aimed at reducing the impact of the difficulties in  residents of Kebbi state. 

“At the same time, the measures will support agricultural production which has been a focus of the administration. Finally, the measures shall ease movement of persons and essential goods. 

“In addition, Gov Bagudu who also serves as Chairman of the Progressive Governor’s Forum, has approved the sum of ₦200 million for the health sector (Hospitals and Primary Health Care Centre’s) to ensure that all those who visit such facilities can be attended to and provided basic care, irrespective of whether they have cash or not. A portion will be used to purchase essential drugs and consumables for designated centers. 

“Equally, the sum of ₦530 million is being provided to procure 15,000 bags of rice, that shall be sold to public servants at 50 percent discount. 

“Engagement with various groups are ongoing and the Government shall continue to respond as much as possible to support the populace, whilst the challenges are being resolved.”

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