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With The Approved N574.4 billion, FG Promises End To Fuel Scarcity Crisis


By Ganiyu Nasirudeen

Following the approval of the subsidy payment by the National Assembly (NASS), the Federal Government (FG) has given assurance that the lingering fuel scarcity and inherent crises will soon be over.

The N521 billion approved by the NASS, as part of the just passed supplementary budget of N574.4 billion FG said would be enough to cover the fuel subsidy till end of the year.

Information and Culture Minister, Alhaji Lai Mohammed who gave the assurance Wednesday, during his visit to the headquarters of the Daily Trust Newspaper in Abuja, said the kind of fuel scarcity that has triggered vehicular queues across the country would no longer repeat itself, maintaining: ”We can assure you that we won’t be caught in this kind of situation again.”

The Minister thanked the management and staff of the newspaper for the role they played during the last general elections.

”The sacrifice you made helped to bring about the change that Nigerians desired. You stood by the people of Nigeria when it mattered most, and we will continue to engage with you all through the tenure of this Administration to exchange ideas in the interest of Nigerians,” Mohammed promised.

He also announced a plan to set up an adhoc committee comprising representatives of the government, the military and the media to enhance the exchange of information, especially concerning the war against terrorism.

He hinted that the 2016 budget would soon be submitted to the NASS, promising “it will address the yearnings of Nigerians”.

The Chairman/Chief Executive Officer of the National daily, Mr. Kabir Yusuf, led a team of other top management officials, who received the Minister.

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