…By Larry John for TDPel Media.
President of the Nigerian Senate, Godswill Akpabio, has assured Nigerians that the Bola Tinubu administration will review workers’ salary to alleviate the impact of fuel subsidy removal.
This statement was made during a meeting with Ekiti State Governor, Abiodun Oyebanji, and members of parliament from the state at the National Assembly.
Acknowledging the Challenges Faced by Nigerians
Akpabio empathized with the difficulties faced by Nigerians following the removal of fuel subsidy.
He acknowledged that the Federal Government is aware of the hardships experienced by the citizens.
Combating Corruption through Fuel Subsidy Removal
The President of the Senate highlighted that the elimination of fuel subsidy is a crucial step in tackling corruption within the present administration.
Akpabio expressed his belief that the fuel subsidy regime has been plagued by corruption, emphasizing that Nigeria would not have been able to sustain itself in the coming years without its removal.
Ensuring the Capacity to Pay Salaries and Wages
Akpabio emphasized that if workers’ salaries and wages are reviewed upwards, the government will have the capability to meet its payment obligations.
This reassurance aims to alleviate concerns regarding the financial stability of the country amid the fuel subsidy removal.
Commendation and Support from Ekiti State Governor
Prior to Akpabio’s statement, Governor Abiodun Oyebanji expressed his appreciation for the Senate President’s achievements during his first month in office.
He conveyed the support of the people and the government, reaffirming their commitment to collaborating with the legislature to advance the nation’s progress.
President of the Nigerian Senate, Godswill Akpabio, has promised to review workers’ salary to mitigate the impact of fuel subsidy removal.
His assurance comes in response to the challenges faced by Nigerians as a result of the subsidy removal.
Akpabio also stressed the government’s commitment to tackling corruption and its belief that the removal of fuel subsidy is a necessary step in achieving this goal.
The support and partnership of Ekiti State Governor, Abiodun Oyebanji, and the state’s parliamentarians were also expressed, signaling a collective effort to move the country forward.
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