The PUNCH leads with a report that Nigerians will spend about N6.732tn on the purchase of Premium Motor Spirit, popularly called petrol, within a period of 12 months once the Federal Government stops subsidising the commodity from February next year, investigations have revealed.
The Guardian reports that with less than a week to the December 1 deadline for COVID-19 vaccine mandate for federal civil servants, figures released, yesterday, by the National Primary Health Care Development Agency (NPHCDA), shows that a paltry three per cent of the eligible population have been fully vaccinated, despite assurances by government of the availability of sufficient vaccines.
The Senate, Trade Union Congress, TUC, and experts yesterday disagreed with the Federal Government’s plan to remove fuel subsidy next year and replace it with a N5,000 monthly transport grant to 40 million Nigerians. Vanguard says.
According to The Nation, Labour yesterday rejected the proposed hike in pump price of fuel to N340 per litre next year.
Notwithstanding threats posed by the Islamist insurgency in the north, clashes between Fulani herdsmen and pastoralists in the Middle Belt region as well as growing unrest in the South, Nigeria will survive its challenges over the next decade, the Fitch Solutions Group has stated. This Day reports
According to Daily Trust, the federal government is planning to spend N2.4tr under a transport palliative scheme to cushion the effect of the planned removal of oil subsidy proposed for next year.
Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu of Lagos on Wednesday presented a budget estimate of N1,388,285,459,990.51 for 2022 to the House of Assembly with infrastructure and education taking a large chunk of it, Daily Independent reports.Via Naija News