In a quick response to the removal of subsidy, a nine man palliative committee has been initiated by the Ondo state government that will see to the effective distribution to the poor Nigerians.
The state government announced the committee during a council meeting headed by the state Acting Governor Mr. Lucky Aiyedatiwa. He said, “There would be a quick intervention in no distant time.”
“We took a look into the issue of the subsidy removal and its consequential effects on our people and the council decided to constitute a state committee on palliatives under the chairmanship of the chief of staff to the governor.
“Other members are the head of service and the commissioner of finance, among others. We commiserate with our people over the hardship they are facing due to the removal of the oil subsidy.
“The chairman will soon convene a meeting of the committee, the fiscal surplus and what will accrue to the state from the Federal Government from the palliative of N500 billion proposed by the president,” he added.