Ministry of Finance, Budget and National Planning, has sought partnership with Voice of Nigeria VON as the Federal Government ends subsidy regime in June.
Ministry of Finance, Budget and National Planning, Zainab Ahmed who said this when she visited VON office in Abuja said it was important for the agency and other media organisations to help sensitise Nigerians on the need to end subsidy.
According to her, ending fuel subsidy will enable government to use funds meant for it for developmental projects among other benefits.
She said that the removal of subsidy which would be formally announced by President Muhammadu Buhari before he handed over power, would begin in June.
According to her, economic hardship and the elections are among factors responsible for the delay.
Earlier, the Director-General of VON, Osita Okechukwu thanked President Muhammadu Buhari for assisting the agency in the discharge of its duties.
He said the agency, among other things, was able to secure a befitting permanent office through the president’s intervention.