FG, states yet to harmonize before June deadline

The Federal Government has said that states are yet to comply with to set up palliative measures ahead of the June 2023 deadline for the discontinuation of petroleum subsidy.

However, it said the concerned committees would soon conclude discussions with key stakeholders as the administration comes to a climax.

Clem Agba, the Minister of State for Budget and National Planning made this known to State House correspondents on Wednesday, March 15, soon after the conclusion of the Federal Executive Council meeting held on the same day and headed by President Muhammadu Buhari.

He acknowledged that Vice President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo has been leading a committee that is working with the National Economic Council comprising state governors for more than a year to rectify the issue. However, the committee is yet to harmonize.

Agba further explained that the situation required time as it had far-reaching consequences for the nation.

“They want to ensure that everyone is carried along,” Agba said.