BREAKING: House of Reps approves Tinubu’s N500b request for palliatives

The House of Representatives has approved the N500 billion requested by President Bola Ahmed Tinubu for the provision of palliatives to mitigate the impact of petroleum subsidy removal on Nigerians.


The House on Thursday, July 13, 2023, amended the 2022 Supplementary Appropriations Act as requested by the president.


Tinubu had in a letter on Wednesday asked the National Assembly to amend the 2022 Supplementary Appropriations Act by extracting N500 billion to provide palliatives.


The lawmakers after the approval called for proper utilisation of the funds for the purpose it was meant for.


House Leader, Julius Ihonvbare who presented the request to members for debate said the country has a President who listens to the yearning of the people.


Minority Leader Kingsley Chinda however said the proper yardstick to measure a government is whether it is responsible and responsive.

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