Catholic Archbishop of Abuja, Most Reverend Ignatius Kaigama has said that only the poor and vulnerable people in the society should be the beneficiaries of the federal government’s N5 billion palliatives to each state to cushion the effects of fuel subsidy removal.
The Catholic bishop also said the N25,000 monthly grant to 15 million struggling families should truly get to the hands of the vulnerable people who need it.
Kaigama who spoke at the 4th Abuja Archdiocesan General Assembly (AAGA), with the theme “Marriage and Family in Contemporary Society”, said more than allocating grants and palliatives, families need to be empowered and supported by the government to embark on sustainable entrepreneurial activities.
He also urged families to ensure that its members are patriotic and law-abiding. He said it is disturbing that perpetrators of crimes in the society are young people.
“We hope that the N5 billion palliative allocated by our President to each state and the FCT to cushion the effects of the fuel subsidy removal, and the N25,000 monthly grant, allocated to 15 million struggling Nigerian families from October -December 2023, will truly get into the hands of these poor and vulnerable people.
“We hope that the fundamental causes of family breakdown, divorce, cases of domestic violence, lack of care for the sick and the elderly, etc., will be investigated and remedied by our government.