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Buhari has no plan to remove fuel subsidy – Lawan

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Posted: January 19, 2022 at 3:14 am   /   by   /   comments (0)

Senate President, Ahmed Lawan said President Muhammadu Buhari has no plan to remove the subsidy on Premium Motor Spirit (PMS) otherwise known as petrol.

Lawan spoke at the State House on Tuesday after a closed-door meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari.

He said the citizens are already worried that the Federal government was planning the financing.

Lawan said legislators met with their constituents on the matter and his visit to Buhari was to inform him of the outcome.

“I am happy to inform Nigerians that Mr President never told anyone that the petroleum subsidy should be removed. I agree that the subsidy is very heavy.

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“We must never transfer the burden to the citizens. We need to look at the quoted figure of 100 million litres that people claim we’re consuming. Is it real?” he asked.

Lawan said the figure may be inaccurate, suggesting that there may be sabotage going on.

“How on earth are we consuming that? We need to look at this critically and see how we can find the truth,” he said.

Lawan further dismissed calls by some governors for the immediate removal of fuel subsidy.

“That’s their opinion. And they had their time. They should have done something about it”, he added.

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