FG Approves ₦60b To Subsidize Price Of Rice But Dino Melaye Thinks Otherwise
Senator Dino Melaye, representing Kogi Weat senatorial district, has claimed that President Muhammadu Buhari and the All Progressives Congress, APC, have plans to use the ₦60 billion approved to support rice industry, for their 2019 election campaigns.
The Federal Government had yesterday approved the N60 billion subsidy as an assistance to the rice industry in the country.
The minister stated that the subsidy is aimed at bringing down the price of the commodity in the country.
But in reaction to the development, Melaye vowed to monitor how the fund will be spent.
He tweeted on Friday night, “60 billion Naira Presidential approval to boost rice industry is fundraising for APC towards the 2019 election.
“We shall monitor using binoculars the disbursement and implementation of the funds.”