By Sarafina Christopher
The Coalition of Civil Society for Good Governance and Equity in Nigeria has commended the leadership of the 10th National Assembly for the approval of funds for palliatives as a magnanimous step to address the desperate needs of the nation.
Mr Adamu Matazu, made this known in a statement made available to the News Agency of Nigeria on Friday in Abuja.
According to him, the 10th National Assembly has again demonstrated a penchant for the interest of Nigerians by yielding to the request of President Bola Tinubu to amend the 2022 supplementary budget.
He stated that desperate times demand drastic action from all and the leadership of the 10th NASS has already taken some vital steps to douse the hardship in the nation.
Matazu said: “We recall that both the Senate and House of Representatives under the leadership of Sen. Godswill Akpabio and Rt. Hon. Tajudeen Abbas,
”They separately approved the request to extract N500bn from the 2022 Supplementary Appropriation Act to provide palliatives aimed at cushioning the effect of fuel subsidy removal.
“We salute both chambers of the National Assembly; the Senate, and the House of Representatives, for passing the 2022 supplementary budget.”
Matazu said that the action had further proven the importance of collectivity, saying, ” ‘If everyone is moving forward together, then success will take care of itself.
“We thank you all for prioritizing the growth of our nation at large, irrespective of your political differences, and personal diversities.
“Knowing that Nigeria is blessed with having such visionary leaders, taking a unanimous decision that further solidifies the pillar of progress of this country.
”It is a soothing balm of relief to every citizen, as this budget is understood to assuage the heavy financial burden on our dear nation.”
Matazu also commended President Bola Tinubu for a perfect choice of Akpabio for the position of Senate President and his support for the seamless emergence of Abbas.
“These are trailblazers that have conquered different feats in their respective calls in serving the nation,” he said. (NAN)(www.nannews.ng)
Edited by Saidu Adamu/Bashir Rabe Mani