Christian Association of Nigeria Chairman Supports Fuel Subsidy Removal for a Better Future

Christian Association of Nigeria Chairman Supports Fuel Subsidy Removal for a Better Future

The Lagos State chapter chairman of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN), Stephen Adegbite, expressed his support for the federal government’s decision to remove fuel subsidy in Nigeria.

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Despite acknowledging the current hardships faced by Nigerians, Adegbite believes that enduring this pain is necessary for the country’s long-term interests.

The Evils of Subsidy:

Adegbite emphasized that continuing with the fuel subsidy regime would only delay the inevitable and potentially lead to worse consequences.

He pointed out that when the subsidy was in place, it failed to benefit the majority of Nigerians, as it was often exploited by a few individuals.

Appeal for Patience and Support:

The CAN chairman made a heartfelt appeal to Nigerians to be patient and rally behind President Bola Tinubu’s efforts to build a better country.

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Acknowledging the recent protests by members of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) and Trade Union Congress (TUC) over the subsidy removal and rising cost of living, Adegbite called for calm and understanding, stating that the nation is already making progress.

Looking Beyond the Pains:

Despite acknowledging the pain and hardships faced by ordinary citizens due to fuel price increases, Adegbite stressed the importance of looking at the bigger picture.

He urged people to consider the overall benefits to the country and the potential for improved social infrastructure and amenities in the future.

Hope for a Better Tomorrow:

The CAN chairman expressed optimism about the future, citing President Bola Tinubu’s assurances of better days ahead.

He conveyed his belief in the president’s compassion and commitment to the welfare of the nation, and he revealed that Tinubu personally engaged with the labor unions in addressing their concerns.

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A Pledge to Monitor Progress:

In conclusion, Adegbite assured the public that the Christian Association of Nigeria would closely monitor the government’s promises and actions to ensure that the dividends of democracy are delivered as pledged.

He expressed his hope that, with perseverance and determination, Nigeria would overcome its current challenges and become a better place for all its citizens.

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