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Subsidy funds not viable — El-Rufai

Subsidy payment is no longer sustainable ? El-Rufai

Governor Nasir El-Rufa’i of Kaduna State mentioned paying subsidies by the federal authorities was not viable.

El-Rufai, who spoke on the twelfth assembly of the Kaduna State Well being Council, revealed that the federal authorities had spent 6 trillion naira on gas subsidies for six months, 4 trillion naira to subsidize the naira and 300 billion naira to subsidize electrical energy in 2023.

The Kaduna State Governor, who famous that the N6 trillion naira gas subsidy represents 1 / 4 of the overall annual price range, added that the quantity is greater than your complete state and native authorities price range for well being this 12 months.

El-Rufai additional disclosed that the Federal and State Governments have been compelled to rely primarily on import duties and taxes as their allocation of income for the reason that Nigerian Nationwide Petroleum Firm Restricted (NNPCL) has paid nothing into the account of the federation for the reason that final quarter of 2021.

He added that Nigerians should resolve whether or not they may assist the elimination of subsidies to permit development in different sectors of the economic system or let it proceed for the advantage of a couple of people.

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