The Jigawa Government has rolled out palliatives to cushion the effects of the removal of the fuel subsidy among people in the state, including entrepreneurs, Small and Medium Scale Business (SMEs) operators.
Sagir Musa, the State Commissioner for Information, Youths, Sports and Culture, made this known when he addressed newsmen on the resolutions of the State Executive Council (SEC) meeting in Dutse.
According to Musa, the state government had approved N134 million for the purchase of five trucks of rice for distribution to less privileged people.
He explained that the approval was to complement the efforts of the Federal Government which donated five trucks of rice to the state government for distribution as palliative to cushion the effect of fuel subsidy removal.
“The executive council has deliberated on the Federal Government intervention with five trucks of rice, received through SEMA for distribution across the 27 LGAs as palliative to cushion the effect of fuel subsidy removal.
“The removal has caused a hike in the prices of food items and other commodities.
“The council has also approved the purchase of additional five trucks of rice at the cost of N134 million to cover more beneficiaries,” he said.