Daddy Freeze Defends Tinubu’s Fuel Subsidy Removal Statement, Ignites Debate on Social Media

Daddy Freeze Defends Tinubu’s Fuel Subsidy Removal Statement, Ignites Debate on Social Media

…By Dorcas Funmi for TDPel Media. Nigerian media personality Daddy Freeze has come to the defense of President Bola Tinubu following the controversy surrounding his statement on the removal of fuel subsidy.

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Tinubu, during his inaugural address, declared that fuel subsidy would no longer be sustained.

This statement received backlash from Nigerians, who criticized the lack of adequate plans to mitigate the effects of the removal.

Daddy Freeze References Peter Obi’s Stance on Fuel Subsidy

In response to the criticism, Daddy Freeze took to Instagram and referred to an old tweet by Peter Obi, the Labour Party (LP) presidential candidate.

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Obi had previously described fuel subsidy in Nigeria as an organized crime and pledged to remove it immediately if elected as President.

Daddy Freeze reminded Nigerians of this similarity in promises made by both Tinubu and Obi, suggesting that they should consider this before complaining.

Keyamo Refutes Claims of Fuel Subsidy Removal by Tinubu

Former Minister of State for Labour and Employment, Festus Keyamo, criticized a section of the media for claiming that President Bola Tinubu had removed fuel subsidy.

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Keyamo described these reports as mischievous and clarified that Tinubu’s administration had simply inherited a regime in which there was no provision for subsidy in the 2023 Appropriation Act from June.

Keyamo Urges Subsidy Advocates to Convince the Public

Taking to Twitter, Keyamo addressed subsidy advocates and urged them to convince the Nigerian people why President Tinubu should reintroduce something that the law has taken away.

He emphasized that those against the removal should provide convincing arguments that the $10 billion initially allocated for fuel subsidy would effectively stimulate the economy if channeled into other sectors.

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In the midst of differing opinions and the ensuing debate, the discussions surrounding fuel subsidy removal continue to spark conversations and highlight the complexities of this issue in Nigeria.

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A seasoned and experienced writer who has been writing for many years, with over 25 years experience and special interest in journalistic writeups. Dorcas Funmi has thought many classes and trained many writers. Now retired, she focuses on writing news articles.

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