Subsidy crisis: We will clarify Lawan’s claim – Mohammed

Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed has said he will need experts’ clarification on the state of petroleum subsidy to enable him to accurately inform Nigerians.

Mohammed said this while addressing State House Correspondents after the week’s Federal Executive Council (FEC) meeting presided over by Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo (SAN) in Abuja.

He was asked to clarify the issue since the 2022 Budget has no subsidy provision beyond June 2022.

There were also affirmations on Tuesday night after a meeting between President Muhammadu Buhari and Senate President Ahmad Lawan that Buhari had not instructed the removal of petroleum subsidy.

Mohammed replied that he needed to consult with relevant government agencies to determine the exact position on the subsidy removal question.

“As for the removal of fuel subsidies, I think you will give me time to consult with relevant departments and ministries. I will get back to you,” he said.

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