The former Minister of State for Transportation, Prince Ademola Adegoroye, has said the decision of President Bola Ahmed Tinubu to announce the removal of subsidy on petroleum products before his election and on his inauguration day was a courageous step taking in the best interest of the country.
In a statement on Wednesday, Adegoroye said Nigerians should be rest assured that the Tinubu administration will alleviate the sufferings of the masses by implementing policies that will cushion the effects of the subsidy removal.
The statement read: “President Bola Tinubu demonstrated his sincerity and forthrightness to move Nigeria forward, to be true to Nigeria when he stated before the general elections that fuel subsidy will go once he becomes President.
“He even went on to say that no matter how long Nigerians demonstrate, subsidy is a cankerworm that has stifled our economy and it only fans the embers of corruption and that retaining it will do us no good.
“What he did by those words even before the elections was that he was coming to work for Nigeria and not to play politics with us. Only Chief obafemi Awolowo used to demonstrate such honesty and in recent times, Oluwarotimi Akeredolu.
I recall that he even said that despite those utterances, he will still go on to win the elections.
“Nigerians ought to be prepared as notice was given. We pray for more sincere leaders like President Bola Ahmed Tinubu.
“Let Nigerians be assured that this is a government that cares for their welfare and as such, Mr President will shortly take well-considered measures to alleviate the suffering of Nigerians arising from the no subsidy regime.”