Governor Godwin Obaseki of Edo State has announced that his government will provide a monthly relief fund of N500 million from the state coffers to alleviate the hardships caused by the removal of fuel subsidy.
The governor made this pledge during a protest against the subsidy removal, stating that his administration is committed to supporting the poorest of the poor in the state.
He also urged the organized labor to reject the palliatives proposed by the federal government and instead allocate the funds to local government areas to directly assist the people.
The removal of fuel subsidy has been a source of hardship for Nigerian workers and citizens, and the labor unions have been demanding relief measures from the government.
This article was updated 1 month ago