Subsidy Palliatives: Some Governors’ll Use Funds To Service Accumulated Debts – Shehu Sani

Shehu Sani

Socio-political commentator, Shehu Sani has backed Governor Charles Soludo of Anambra State’s stance on the distribution of palliative.

According to the former Kaduna Central lawmaker some state governors might use the funds for palliative to pay contractors, pay backlog of salaries, settle domestic debt, among others.

Recall on Thursday, Soludo had urged governors to prune down on their use of funds amid the hardship Nigerians are facing following petrol subsidy removal.

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Soludo cautioned governors against being insensitive to the plight of Nigerians, saying it would be insensitive for governors to have long convoys while their subjects are reeling in hardship.

Sani, via Twitter further urged the President Bola Ahmed Tinubu’s administration to ensure proper checks on the palliative funds.

“Without proper check, some states will use palliative funds to pay contractors they are owing or pay the inherited backlog of salaries and pensions or use it to settle their domestic debts with Banks or use it settle political supporters; Soludo is right, all states are not equal,” Sani tweeted.