He described it as the best option for the country in the face of the present economic challenges.
This was just as former Lagos State commissioner of Police, Abubakar Tsav insisted that removal of fuel subsidy was outrageous and exploitative.
Regardless, Ortom made the position of his administration known at the weekend when he spoke at the funeral of mama Elizabeth Ogbeh, mother of the Minister of Agriculture and Natural Resources, Chief Audu Ogbeh, held at St. Francis’ Catholic Church, Efugo, Otukpa, Ogbadibo local government areaof the state.
The governor lamented that money realised from oil subsidy had been misused in the past and said the decision of President Muhammadu Buhari administration to remove subsidy on petroleum products was a good development.
On the other hand, Tsav, who lamented the untold hardship the subsidy removal would cause ordinary Nigerians, who he said were being owed months of salaries and pensions, warned that if nothing is done to address the issue and revert back to the former price, the matter could cause more hardship for Nigerians.
“The price increase of petroleum product will cause more hardship to Nigerians. Jonathan may be better here and the much talked about change may be fraud.”
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