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June 25, 2024
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Subsidy removal: KNSG to procure subsidized grain to mitigate effects 

In response to the challenges faced by the removal of fuel subsidies, Governor Abba Kabir Yusuf of Kano State has taken decisive action to alleviate the impact on its citizens.

During an interactive meeting with the Community Re-Orientation Committee (CRC) from the 44 local governments, held on Tuesday at the Africa House, Government House, the Governor announced plans to procure grains from the federal government at subsidized rates. 

According to the governor, the grains, including Maize and millet, will be sold at affordable prices for residents in the State.

The removal of fuel subsidy, declared by President Tinubu on May 29th, resulted in a hike in petrol prices, posing challenges and making life difficult for Nigerians.

Governor Yusuf stated, “I had a meeting with Mr. President concerning this matter, we concluded that kano will buy grains at a subsidized rate including fertilizers for farmers. 

“When the grains are here, we will make sure it gets to the poor in all the 44 local governments.”

The Governor added that the state will also provide free Kanawa transportation to help students in the state.

 

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