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Subsidy removal: 2022 budget has no provision for N5000 transport grant – Senate



The Senate has mentioned there isn’t any provision for the proposed N5,000 transport grant to cushion the impact of subsidy removing within the 2022 finances.

Senate Committee Chairman on Finance, Senator Solomon Adeola Olamilekan said this after he defended his committee’s report earlier than the Committee on Appropriations chaired by Senator Jibrin Barau on Wednesday in Abuja.

Olamilekan was requested to substantiate following the sooner promise by the Minister of Finance, Finances, and Nationwide Planning, Zainab Ahmed, who mentioned the sum of N5,000 could be supplied earlier than the center of 2022 to Nigerians as a transportation grant.

He additional posited that the 2022 finances proposal contained gas subsidy and never a transportation grant which quantities to N2.4 trillion.

Senator Olamilekan’s disclosure was opposite to the Minister’s submission weeks in the past when she appeared earlier than the Senate on Finance and mentioned each citizen could be paid N5,000 because the Federal Authorities plans to take away gas subsidy lastly in 2022.


The lawmaker mentioned: “I don’t wish to go into particulars for now. I imagine that if such a proposal is to return to cross, a doc to that impact should be despatched to Nationwide Meeting for us to see how doable it’s and the way can we determine the 40 million Nigerians which are going to learn.

“There are nonetheless numerous points to be deliberated upon and appeared into if ultimately, this may come to cross. How can we increase this cash to pay these 40 million Nigerians as a result of I do know that even the federal authorities revenues are from this so-called oil and different sources.”

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