By Bala Dauda, Damaturu
Gov Mai Mala Buni of Yobe has assured that palliatives will soon be provided to the people of the state to cushion the hardships occasioned by the removal of subsidy on fuel.
This is contained in a statement by Buni’s Director-General Press and Media Affairs, Alhaji Mamman Mohammed, in Damaturu on Saturday.
The governor said his administration would look into measures to provide support to farmers, traders, transportation, food purchase and other essential needs of the people.
“Government is conscious of these hardships caused by the subsidy removal and will look into these critical areas to provide palliatives to our people.
“We will look into ways of supporting inter and intra town transport and other necessary services to our people.
“Similarly, government would work out measures to provide shuttle buses to students of tertiary institutions at affordable costs,” he said.
Buni, therefore, charged the citizenry to be on the same page with his government to successfully execute the proposed measures, and other policies and programmes of the state.
It would be recalled that Buni had early in the week attended the Nigeria Governors Forum and the Nigeria Economic Council meetings where the states and federal government deliberated on measures to mitigate effects of subsidy removal.