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FG Reassures Nigerians: ‘Fuel Subsidy Removal Pains Temporary’

...promises relief measures


The Federal Government of Nigeria has affirmed its commitment to ensuring that the recent removal of fuel subsidy, which has caused significant concerns among Nigerians, will lead to long-term benefits for the general public.

In an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria in Abuja, the Minister of Information and National Orientation, Alhaji Mohammed Idris, reassured citizens that the current hardships would be transient.

According to Alhaji Mohammed Idris, the elimination of the subsidy is expected to ultimately favor the common man, highlighting that the previous subsidy system primarily favored a privileged few at the expense of the majority. The minister emphasized the necessity of this change, citing the unfair distribution of the nation’s resources under the previous regime.

“So, President Bola Tinubu said, he would not be part of that. He stands with the majority of Nigerians.

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Although, the removal will be painful at the beginning, but it will be better for all of us at the end,” he said.

The minister explained,

“Fuel subsidy removal is like the pregnant woman due for delivery and in labour; when she is in labour pains, she will feel and prefer she never had the opportunity to bear a child.

“However, after the child is delivered, then the woman will hold her baby, smile and become the happiest woman in the world.

“I think, that analogy can be applied to this issue of fuel subsidy removal.

“So, the pains will be temporary, but at the end, we will be better for it; that is what President Bola Tinubu believes in, and that is what he is preaching”.

The government’s stance appears to be focused on the long-term advantages that will emerge from this decision, in the hope of fostering equitable distribution and ensuring that the benefits of the nation’s resources reach the masses.

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