In response to the recent removal of fuel subsidy and its consequential economic challenges, Kwara State Governor, AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq, and Ogun State Governor, Dapo Abiodun, have approved a monthly palliative of N10,000 for their workers.
The decision by the Kwara State government was disclosed during a press conference held at the Government House in Ilorin on Monday.
Addressing reporters, the Chief Press Secretary to the governor, Rafiu Ajakaye, revealed that every public sector worker in the state would receive the N10,000 cash support.
This measure is set to be implemented from this month (July) until a new minimum wage is introduced, aiming to aid workers in managing the economic hardships stemming from the subsidy removal.
Meanwhile, in Ogun State, Governor Dapo Abiodun made the announcement through his official Twitter account.
He asserted that the move was prompted by the prevailing realities in the country and the administration’s commitment to alleviating the impact of the fuel subsidy removal on the well-being of the people of Ogun State.
He disclosed that the measures put forth are to be immediately implemented.
These palliatives come as a significant boost to the affected workers, providing much-needed financial relief in the face of the challenging economic circumstances caused by the fuel subsidy removal.