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Ogun Government to Pay Workers N10,000 palliatives

Written by on July 26, 2023

With the removal of fuel subsidy, Governor Dapo Abiodun of Ogun State believes his government’s payment of N10,000 cash payments to workers and pensioners in the civil service will alleviate the hardships and serve as a model for similar interventions in the private sector.

The payment is one of the palliatives recently introduced by his administration, almost two months after President Bola Tinubu, in his May 29 inaugural address, declared that fuel subsidy is gone.

The policy led to a near-instant hike in fuel prices from around N185 to N500, and up to N617 last week. With rising transportation costs and food prices, thousands have resorted to trekking long distances.

The governor added that there were other provisions rolled out on Monday that would affect as many of those that are not in public service as possible”, including the conversion of commercial vehicles’ engines from Premium Motor Spirit PMS, that is, petrol — to the significantly more economical Compressed Natural Gas CNG.

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