Wednesday 23 August 2023


By: Wilson Bako (Lafia),

Governor Abdullahi Sule of Nasarawa State has tendered an unreserved apology on behalf of the State and Federal Governments to Nigerians, over the pains inflicted on them as a result of the fuel subsidy removal, while assuring that, “Government meant well for them”.

Addressing the people at the flag off of the distribution of palliatives to cushion the effects of the hardships being faced by members of the public as a result of the subsidy removal held at the Emir of Lafia’s Palace, toda Tuesday, Engineer Sule said, “Government gesture was not aimed at inflicting hardship on its Citizenry but rather to correct the wrongs for a better tomorrow”.

He further explained that, the choice of the palace for the flag off was deliberate, while stressing that, “the gesture was devoid of any political undertones as the food items belong to all devoid of political leaning”.

He said the food items, would be distributed from Ward to Ward to enable it get right to the grass roots.

Adding that, “Similar flag off would be conducted in both Chun Mada and Emir of Keffi palaces respectively”.

Governor Sule charged members of the Committee responsible for the distribution of the palliative to be upright in discharging their responsibility to ensure that, the food items get to the common man at the grassroots.

Earlier, in her remarks, the State Commissioner, Ministry of Special Duties, Humanitarian Service and NGOS, Mrs. Margret Elayo, stressed the need for members of the Committee responsible for the distribution of the palliative to be upright in the discharged of this onerous but important assignment.

The Emir of Lafia, Justice Sidi Bage, commended Governor Sule for adding to the Federal Government’s palliatives aimed at bringing succor to the people of the state.

He appealed to Nigerians to understand the present situation the Government has found itself, while assuring that, “the current hardship being experienced will in no distance future be a thing of the past”.

Chairman Lafia LGC, Alhaji Aminu M Maifata, appealed to the people of the Council to conduct themselves in an orderly manner during and after the distribution of the palliative.

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