- The presidential candidate of the Labour Party, Peter Obi disclosed he would have handled fuel subsidy removal differently if he had been in power
- He said his tweets and manifesto showed clearly the way his administration would have approached the situation
- The former Anambra governor insisted that fuel subsidy is an organised crime and he would have removed it if elected as Nigeria's president
Labour Party (LP) presidential flagbearer, Peter Obi, has described fuel subsidy as an organised crime in Nigeria.
Obi described "fuel subsidy as an organised crime and that he would have removed it if elected as the Nigerian president".
The LP chieftain, however, faulted the approach adopted by the current government headed by President Bola Tinubu in removing the subsidy.
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Obi noted that he would have taken a well-thought-out approach before removing it to avert the current acute effects and looming strike by the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) and Trade Union Congress (TUC).
He however noted that the president's announcement on May 29, 2023, is the multiplier effect Nigerians are suffering at the moment.
"Fuel Subsidy is an organised crime. I have said this repeatedly that it should be removed. I mentioned it repeatedly during the campaign. I mentioned that what we are consuming is far above what we are supposed to be consuming," Obi stated.
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