APC governors solidly behind Tinubu on fuel subsidy removal – Uzodinma


Hope Uzodimma, chairman of the Progressive Governors’ Forum has said that governors of the ruling APC are behind President Bola Tinubu on the decision to remove fuel subsidy.

Uzodimma, governor of Imo State, who spoke to State House correspondents after a meeting with Tinubu on Friday, stated that the president simply obeyed existing laws as he urged Nigerians not to politicize the issue.

He, however, expressed displeasure over the sudden hike in petrol prices following the president’s inaugural speech, affirming that the 2023 Appropriation Act did not provide for subsidy payment beyond June this year, but it is a liability taken over by the Tinubu administration.

He also noted that the situation will abate when market forces come into play and Dangote refinery comes on stream by June.

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