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Tinubu approves N50,000 for 3.6m Nigerian families

President Bola Ahmed Tinubu has approved an uplift grant of N50,0000 (Fifty Thousand Naira) for 3.6 million families in Nigeria.

Special adviser to the president on media and publicity, Ajuri Ngelale, announced this in a statement on Thursday, June 27.

According to him, the grant will be disbursed under the National Construction and Household Support Programme and it will see about 100,000 families in each state receive N50,000 for three months.

The statement reads part: “In addition, other items under the National Construction and Household Support Programme include:

“One-off allocation to states and the Federal Capital Territory of N10 billion for the procurement of buses and CNG uplift programme. Delivery of N50,000 uplift grants each to 100,000 families per state for three (3) months.

“Provision for labour unions and civil society organizations. Deployment of N155 billion for the purchase and sale of assorted foodstuffs to be distributed across the nation.”

Meanwhile, in another news…

CorrectNG recalls that Tinubu asked for more time to consult widely on the appropriate amount to be paid as the new national minimum wage for Nigerian workers.

Minister of Information and National Orientation, Mohammed Idris explained what Tinubu’s position on the situation is while addressing State House Correspondents.

He said the minimum wage memo was stepped down because the Federal Government thought it wise to consult with other stakeholders, especially as the proposal affects the local government areas and states and FCT.

The minister said in part; “A lot of people have been asking me questions pertaining to whether the New Minimum Wage would come up for deliberations today at FEC, especially whether government was going to have a position on the new wage…

“That memo was stepped down to enable Mr President consult further so that he can have an informed position on what to do. This decision was taken because it affects the States, LG and the Federal Government.”