The Labour Party (LP) candidate during the presidential election of February 25, Peter Obi, says he would have provided various relief policies for Nigerians after removing the subsidy on fuel.
President Bola Tinubu during inauguration at the Eagle Square in Abuja on May 29 announced the removal of subsidy payment on petrol.
Ever since then, the price of the commodity has increased by as much as 200 per cent in some parts of the country which has led to an astronomical increase in transportation fares across Nigeria.
Obi while speaking on Channels Television on Wednesday insisted that fuel subsidy should be removed because it is an “organised crime” but not without “relieving policies” in place for Nigerians.
According to Obi, the problem in Nigeria is that often the government tell the masses to suffer and sacrifice for a better future but in future, things get worse.
Many Nigerians had expected that the new price regime would come into effect by July 1st but a litre of petrol is already being sold at over N500 across the country.
culled by The Guardian