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Tinubu injects N2 trillion into economy amid soaring inflation

“They (PECC members) were presented with the outcomes of Mr. President’s review of the accelerated stabilisation and advancement plan,” said the minister after the meeting.

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Tinubu injects N2 trillion into economy amid soaring inflation

President Bola Tinubu has approved the injection of N2 trillion into the Nigerian economy to stimulate growth amidst serious economic challenges and rising inflation.

The Finance Minister and Coordinating Minister of the Economy, Wale Edun, announced the approval on Thursday while unveiling an accelerated stabilisation and advancement plan.

He presented the plan during the inauguration of the Presidential Economic Coordination Council (PECC) at the State House in Abuja, three months after the formation of a 30-member committee to address short-term economic revival.

Breakdown of the N2 Trillion Package

– N350 billion for health and social welfare

– N500 billion for agriculture and food security

– N500 billion for the energy and power sector

– N650 billion for general business support

“They (PECC members) were presented with the outcomes of Mr. President’s review of the accelerated stabilisation and advancement plan,” said the minister after the meeting.

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“It is an emergency plan to cover the next six months, which Mr. President had directed his economic team, the sub-nationals, and the private sector to put together for his consideration.”

The plan also includes a range of policy and tax measures, executive orders signed by the president to ease the cost of doing business, and funding to reduce interest rates for small and medium-scale enterprises, as well as larger companies.

The move comes at a time when Nigeria is grappling with economic challenges and inflation has reached new highs following the removal of fuel subsidies and the floating of the naira.

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Labour unions are demanding improved wages, citing the rising cost of living. However, Tinubu’s government has called for patience, assuring Nigerians that the reforms will yield positive results soon.

Proofreading, editing by Sakinat Musa Abubakar and Maryam Sulaiman, Journalist and Editor at Neptune Prime

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