Senate President Godswill Obot Akpabio of Nigeria has promised that workers’ pay will be increased as part of the federal government’s effort to mitigate the economic impact of removing gasoline subsidies.
Akpabio informed Nigerians that the Federal Government was aware of problems being encountered as a result of gasoline subsidy reduction on Tuesday, when he hosted Ekiti State Governor Abiodun Oyebanji and members of parliament from the State in his office at the National Assembly.
He claims that the current administration’s withdrawal of fuel subsidies is an effort to combat corruption, since the subsidy scheme itself reeks of graft.
According to him, “Nigeria as a country would not have survived the next few years if the fuel subsidy had not been removed,” and he emphasised that the government will have the ability to pay salaries and wages if they are increased.
Oyebanji has previously praised the Senate President for his work thus far during his first month in office.
He announced that he had the full backing of the people and government in his efforts as President of the 10th Senate, and that they were ready to work with the legislature to advance the country.
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