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Hardship: Each Governor receive extra N30 billion from FG to tackle food inflation – Godswill Akpabio  

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The Senate President, Godswill Akpabio, has said that the federal government, through the federal inland revenue   (FIRS) has remitted an extra N30 billion to each state governor of the federation to address the soaring cost of living in their respective states. 

Akpabio, who spoke during one of the plenary sessions in the Red Chamber, said the funds for the state governors are different from their monthly allocation. 

He also made it clear that the funds should be applied specifically to tackle the crisis of insufficient food supplies, cautioning against repurposing them for unrelated endeavours. 

According to him, the funds were remitted from FIRS to the state governors.  

He said,  

Food inflation has become an increasingly worrisome issue in the country as many Nigerians battle with the rising price of food items in the marketplace.  

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