Shehu Sani, a socio-political commentator, has defended Anambra State Governor Charles Soludo’s stance on palliative care distribution.
According to the former Kaduna Central legislator, some state governors may utilize the monies to pay contractors, pay backlogs of salaries, and settle domestic debt, among other things.
On Thursday, Soludo advised governors to reduce their usage of funds in light of the hardships Nigerians are experiencing as a result of the elimination of petrol subsidies.
Soludo warned governors against being insensitive to Nigerians’ predicament, saying it would be insensitive for governors to go in long convoys while their citizens are suffering.
Sani also urged President Bola Ahmed Tinubu’s administration, via Twitter, to ensure rigorous checks on the palliative monies.
“Without proper checks, some states will use palliative funds to pay contractors who are owed money, or to pay the inherited backlog of salaries and pensions, or to settle domestic debts with banks, or to settle political supporters; Soludo is correct, all states are not equal,” Sani tweeted.