Stephen Ukandu, Umuahia
As party of efforts to cushion the biting effects of the fuel subsidy removal, President Bola Ahmed Tinubu has transmitted a letter to the House of Representatives, seeking the approval of the lawmakers to disburse N500 billion as palliative to Nigerians.
House Speaker, Hon. Tajudeen Abbas read the letter from the President during plenary on Wednesday.
The letter titled: “Request for the amendment of the 2022 appropriation act,” read in part: “I write to request the approval of the House of Representatives an amendment of the 2022 appropriation act in accordance with the law.
“The request has become necessary in other to source funds to provide necessary palliatives to cushion the effect of the recent removal of fuel subsidy in Nigeria.
“The sum of N500 billion only has been extracted from the 2022 appropriation act of N819.536 for the provision of palliatives to Nigerians to cushion the effect of fuel subsidy removal. I expect that the House will speedily consider the request.”
Meanwhile, the President’s request is to be considered during today’s (Thursday) plenary