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Tinubu approves N50,000 grant, N155bn meals package deal for households

President Bola Tinubu has accepted the National Construction and Household Support Programme throughout the National Economic Council assembly on Thursday in Abuja.

According to a press release issued by the presidential spokesman, Ajuri Ngelale, the programme is aimed toward boosting agricultural productiveness, strengthening the economic system, and offering speedy financial aid for Nigerian households.

Ngelale added that the programme, which was supported by the NEC, consists of monetary allocations and infrastructure initiatives throughout all geo-political zones within the nation.

He added {that a} key element of the programme is the approval of the N50,000 uplift grant to be distributed to 100,000 households per state for 3 months.

Ngelale revealed that one other N155 billion was earmarked for the acquisition and distribution of various foodstuff throughout the nation to deal with considerations about meals safety and affordability.

He disclosed that the programme can even cater to infrastructure initiatives, together with the Sokoto-Badagry Highway, which can traverse seven states and is taken into account key for agricultural sustainability. He added that the states alongside this axis type the meals belt of the nation.

Other infrastructure initiatives embrace the continuing Lagos-Calabar Coastal Highway and the Trans-Saharan Highway. Tinubu additionally accepted full counterpart financing for the Port Harcourt-Maiduguri Railway and the Ibadan-Abuja phase of the Lagos-Kano Standard-Gauge Railway.

In addition to the initiatives, Ngelale stated the NEC accepted the allocation of N10 billion to every state and the Federal Capital Territory for the procurement of buses and implementation of the Compressed pure gasoline uplift programme.

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According to the presidential spokesman, provisions have been additionally made for labour unions and civil society organizations.

During the NEC assembly, Tinubu urged state governors to collaborate in assembly the wants of residents and boosting meals manufacturing within the nation.

He stated, “Our states should work collectively to ship on the crucial reforms required of us to fulfill the wants of our folks. Time is humanity’s most treasured asset. You can by no means have sufficient of it. It is getting late.

“We are prepared and capable of help you within the type of the mechanization of your agricultural processes and the availability of high-quality seedlings.

“We are ready to offer solar-powered irrigation amenities to help our farmers throughout seasons, however we should now produce. We should produce the meals our folks eat, and it’ll require coordination and intentionality between members of the National Economic Council (NEC).

“There is nothing we’re doing that’s extra necessary than producing high-quality meals for our folks to eat, purchase, and promote. We create jobs within the manufacturing of it. And that’s earlier than we generate wealth by exporting the surplus. It isn’t past us to realize this for Nigerians.

“How much support do you need from me, and in what form? I am prepared to provide it. But we must achieve the result. We must deliver on our targets at all levels. Please report back following your consultations and submit to my office within seven days.”

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