President Bola Tinubu has called on Nigerians to be patient with his administration in the wake of the fuel subsidy removal, saying the move is in the country’s best interest.
Tinubu spoke during the public presentation of the autobiography of an elder statesman, Edwin Clark.
Tinubu, who was represented at the event by the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, SGF, George Akume, said efforts were on to cushion the impacts of the subsidy removal.
This comes after the National Economic Council, NEC, approved five billion naira for each state and the Federal Capital Territory, FCT, as well as grains for state governors.
The Borno State Governor, Babagana Zulum, made the announcement in Abuja when he spoke to journalists, after the National Economic Council NEC, meeting.
He stressed that the governors were expected to buy one hundred thousand bags of rice, forty thousand bags of maize, and fertilizers as part of measures to stem the effect of the removal of subsidy on petroleum.