Fuel Subsidy: Fayose Rolls Out Critical Solutions for Tinubu to Overcome Crisis

Fuel Subsidy: Fayose Rolls Out Critical Solutions for Tinubu to Overcome Crisis

  • President Bola Ahmed Tinubu has been urged to stand his ground on his decision to remove fuel subsidies
  • On Wednesday, May 30, the charge was made by the former governor of Ekiti State, Ayodele Fayose
  • Fayose said there is a need for President Tinubu to be stern and fierce towards oil hoarders and marketers

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Former governor of Ekiti State, Ayodele Fayose, has urged President Bola Ahmed Tinubu to deal with those exploiting and taking advantage of the subsidy removal.

The pragmatic Fayose made this known via a statement released on his official Twitter handle on Wednesday, May 31.

Tinubu, Fayose
Ayo Fayose appealed to Nigerians to give President Bola Ahmed Tinubu time to unleash his creative genius. Photo Credit: Ayodele Fayose, and Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu
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His tweet reads:

"Sadly, like typical Nigerians who are always desirous of taking advantage of every situation, the fuel marketers are only interested in making money for themselves and methinks the govt should come very hard on them this time. Anyone among them found to be hoarding fuel or selling at exorbitant rate should be dealt with."

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Fayose noted that President Tinubu is not a magician but can strategise with his team to reposition the country to the best tenets of economic development.

He stated that previous administrations failed at implementing the removal of fuel subsidy, urging the various pressure groups and other stakeholders to give the administration of President Tinubu the benefit of the doubt.

Fayose said:

"Many govts have come and paid lip service to all these issues, it is time to sustain our country by taking decisions that may be seen as harsh but can return the country back to the path of progress.
"The NLC and all interested parties, especially ordinary Nigerians should realize that the last administration did more damage and the new govt can only be finding ways and means to stabilize the country."

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He, however, urged Nigerians to exercise patience, noting that the current hardship is only for a short period.

Fayose described the decision by President Tinubu as the best and wisest decision for the collective good of Nigeria and its people.

He said:

"I appeal to Nigerians to bear with the govt for now as the present hardship will ease out with time.
"Removing the fuel subsidy is the best thing to do and it has to be done once and for all."

Group Endorses Tinubu's Petrol Subsidy Removal Plans

Similarly, a Nigerian group has endorsed plans by Nigeria's new President, Bola Tinubu, to phase out petrol subsidy.

In an interview, the group's national coordinator, Mohammed Alfa, stated that subsidy removal has several advantages for Nigeria.

He said the removal would free up resources for Nigeria to reinvest in other critical sectors of the economy.

Source: Legit.ng

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Segun Adeyemi (Current Affairs and Politics Editor) Segun Adeyemi is a journalist with over 9 years of experience as an active field reporter, editor, and editorial manager. He has had stints with Daily Trust newspaper, Daily Nigerian, and News Digest. He currently works as an editor for Legit.ng's current affairs and politics desk. He holds a degree in Mass Communication (Adekunle Ajasin University). He is a certified digital reporter by Reuters, AFP and the co-convener of the annual campus journalism awards. Email: segun.adeyemi@corp.legit.ng.

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