Nigeria Would Not Have Survived If President Tinubu Didn’t Remove Fuel Subsidy – Akpabio


The President of the Senate, Godswill Akpabio has assured that President Bola Tinubu has the best interest of Nigerians at heart with the total removal of fuel subsidy.

According to Akpabio, the removal of fuel subsidy by the President Tinubu-led administration was to address corruption in the Petroleum sector. He added that the removal of fuel subsidy was the beginning of fighting corruption in the system.

He said Nigeria might not have survived the next few years if the subsidy was not removed.

The Senate President also assured that the federal government is ready to review the salaries of workers as a move towards cushioning the effect of the removal of fuel subsidy.

Naija News reports this was made known by Akpabio while receiving the Governor of Ekiti State, Abiodun Oyebanji, and members of the National Assembly from the state on a courtesy visit.

According to a statement from the media team of the Senate President, Akapabio said;  “Nigeria as a country would not have survived the next few years if the fuel subsidy had not been removed, adding, salaries and wages of workers would be reviewed in order to ensure that Nigerians have a living wage.”

Speaking further, Akpabio told the governor that “the Senate is very proud of your representatives in the 10th National Assembly.”

He praised the commitment of the Ekiti lawmakers to the legislative arm of government.

Speaking earlier, the Ekiti State Governor, Abiodun Oyebanji, commended the President of the Senate for his achievements in office in the last one month.

He declared the total support of the people and government to the success of his tenure as the President of the 10th Senate and their readiness to partner with the legislature to move the country forward.