Nigerian President Bola Ahmed Tinubu has written the House of Representatives, to accommodate N500 billion for provisions of palliatives for Nigerians in the 2022 supplementary appropriation act.
Speaker Tajudeen Abbas read the president’s letter at plenary on Wednesday, saying that the request became necessary to enable the government provide palliatives for Nigerians to cushion the effects of fuel subsidy removal.
“I write to request for the amendment of the 2022 supplementary appropriation act. The request became necessary among others things, to source for funds to provide necessary palliatives to mitigate the effects of the removal of fuel subsidy on Nigerians.
“Thus, the sum of N500 billion only has been extracted from the 2022 supplementary appropriation act of N819,536,937,803 only for the provisions of palliatives for Nigerians to cushion the effects of subsidy removal,” the letter read.
He urged the Reps to give his request “expeditious” consideration and approval to enable his administration provide palliatives for Nigerians.
After reading the request, the speaker said the House will begin the consideration of the president’s request at plenary on Thursday.