N180 billion palliatives: ‘We Don’t Trust Governors To Distribute Funds — CACOL Calls For Monitoring
State governors have been advised not to siphon off the N180 billion in palliatives approved by the federal government, according to the Centre for Anti-Corruption and Open Leadership, CACOL.
In a statement on Saturday, Tola Oresanwo, Director of Administration and Programs at CACOL, offered this caution.
On May 29, after taking the oath of office, President Bola Tinubu announced the termination of the gasoline subsidy, which caused food prices to increase.
The National Economic Council (NEC) reports that each state will receive N5 billion to buy 100,000 bags of rice, 40,000 bags of maize, and fertilizers to lessen the impact of food shortages nationwide.
However, in response, the Centre for Anti-Corruption and Open Leadership, CACOL, expressed skepticism on Saturday about governors dispersing these painkillers due to events in the past.
According to the organization, during the Covid-19 outbreak, medications intended for Nigerians were hidden away in warehouses all around the nation, much to the detriment of the populace.