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State Govs Received N30bn To Lessen Food Shortage – Akpabio



Part of the steps taken by the Federal government to lessen the current hardship in Nigeria was revealed by the Senate President Godswill Akpabio, saying N30 billion has been issued to Governors of the 36 States of the federation to address food shortage and economic hardship facing Nigerians.

According to Akpabio who made the disclosure on Wednesday, advised the governors to effectively utilize the money, noting they each state is expected to appropriately use the funds to guarantee food supply.

In recent times food costs have increased nationwide as a result of the present economic downturn.

__,_Speaking on the development, Akapbio said: “I must say that unverified report has it that each of the state governments in the last few months received additional N30 billion from Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS), outside their normal allocation from the federation account to assist them in ameliorating the food situation. We believe that every state government should utilise the funds so received towards ensuring that food is available.”

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