Shettima launches N5bn palliative scheme in Sokoto, commissions flyover and vehicles

Vice President Kashim Shettima on Monday launched a N5 billion palliative scheme in Sokoto State to cushion the effects of the fuel subsidy removal policy by the federal government. He also commissioned a N5.3 billion flyover and donated operational vehicles to security agencies in the state.

The palliative scheme, initiated by the Sokoto State government, involves the distribution of grains such as rice, maize, and millet to residents of the state, regardless of their religion or party affiliation. The scheme is part of the N180 billion approved by the federal government as palliatives for the 36 state governments.

Speaking at the flag-off ceremony, Shettima praised Governor Ahmed Aliyu for his laudable initiative and urged other state governments to emulate him. He said President Bola Tinubu was a compassionate leader who was committed to promoting the welfare of Nigerians through various programmes and policies.

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