Tinubu backs Buhari over new petrol price

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Asiwaju Bola Tinubu

Asiwaju Bola Tinubu

National Leader of the All Progressives Congress, APC, and former governor of Lagos State, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu has thrown his weight behind President Muhammadu Buhari over the new pump price for premium motor spirit (PMS).

The Buhari administration on Wednesday put the final nail in the coffin of the much villified fuel subsidy regime and announced a new N145 per litre for petrol.

In a statement released in Lagos on Thursday, Asiwaju Tinubu said by his decision to end the fuel subsidy regime, the Buhari administration has made a courageous and prudent decision.

”We all want fuel at a cheaper price. under the subsidy, we got the right price but not the fuel. Meanwhile, some were getting rich on the common man’s predicament. They were laughing to the bank while the rest of Nigeria waited in the petrol line. This is not the way to democratic development. It is a recipe for creating a class of economic predators that would feed off the people and in time gain such power and wealth that they would seek to buy and control if not own government as well.

”President Buhari has with this decision put an abrupt and just end to this assault against our economy and political system. He has made a courageous and prudent decision. It is time to end the fuel subsidy and to begin to subsidize the true needs of the people.

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”To Mr. President, I say congratulations for having the courage to remove the subsidy. The President has taken this tough decision in the interest of the present and future generations of Nigerians.

”For some time, I have been a proponent of this action. I believed ending of subsidy was the only sure way to put to sleep the myriad demons that had invaded the subsidy process, sucking the …Read More

Source:: PM Newspaper