Work on subsidy palliative, Tinubu tells NEC

President Bola Ahmed Tinubu has ordered the National Economic Council (NEC) to immediately work out palliatives in response to the effects of petrol subsidy removal.

He met for the first time with the Nigeria Governors’ Forum (NGF) members.

The governors, who President Tinubu mandated to end poverty in their states, restated their backing for subsidy removal.

A statement by the Director of Information at the State House, Abiodun Oladunjoye, quoted the President as saying: “We can see the effects of poverty on the faces of our people.

“Poverty is not hereditary, it is from the society. Our position is to eliminate poverty.

“Set aside partisan politics. We are here to deliberate about Nigeria and nation-building. We are a family occupying one house, and sleeping in different rooms.

“If we see it that way and push forward, we will get our people out of poverty. A determined mind is a fertile ground for delivering results.”

The President said good governance would safeguard the future of democracy.

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