"How Tinubu is Paying Subsidy": El-Rufai Spits Fire

"How Tinubu is Paying Subsidy": El-Rufai Spits Fire

  • The immediate past Kaduna state governor, Nasir El-Rufai, has disclosed that President Bola Tinubu has returned to paying fuel subsidy
  • El-Rufai said the measures put in place by Tinubu to curtail the effect of the fuel subsidy were not working, and his government had to reverse the policy
  • The former governor maintained that Tinubu was even paying higher than what was in place before he resumed office

Maiduguri, Borno - Nasir El-Rufai, the former governor of Kaduna state, has disclosed that President Bola Tinubu's administration has resumed fuel subsidy payment.

He stated that many Nigerians were, however, unaware of the return of the fuel subsidy. The ex-governor also said claimed the government is now paying higher than before to subsidize fuel.

The Kaduna-born politician stated this while responding to questions from journalists in Maiduguri, the capital of Borno state, on Monday, April 15.

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Ex-Kaduna governor Nasir El-Rufai details how President Bola Tinubu is paying fuel subsidy
El-Rufai explains how Tinubu is secretly paying fuel subsidy Photo Credit: Mallam Nasir El-Rufai, Bola Ahmed Tinubu
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He noted that several measures put in place by Tinubu's government to reduce the impact of the fuel subsidy proved ineffective, hence the federal government had to reverse the policy, Daily Trust reported.

Recall that Tinubu earlier declared that "subsidy is gone", stating that the subsidy payment cannot be justified.

El-Rufai says Tinubu is paying fuel subsidy

The former governor said he is fully in support of the subsidy removal policy but called on Tinubu's government to make make necessary adjustments.

El-Rufai's statement partly read:

"In the course of implementation, as you can see, the government has now realized that the subsidy has to be back because right now, we are paying a lot of money for subsidy, even more than before."

The former governor observed that the price of diesel remained higher than that of petrol, stating that the reason for the petrol to remain at N600 was because the government has been subsidizing the commodity for Nigerians and even paying higher.

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El-Rufai vs Sani: APC suspends women leader

Legit.ng earlier reported that the Kaduna state chapter of the APC suspended its women leader, Maryam Suleiman, over alleged defamation of Uba Sani's character.

The suspension of the women leader followed her criticism of Sani's remark about El-Rufai.

Sani had claimed his administration inherited a huge debt from El-Rufai.

Source: Legit.ng

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