Senate President Ahmad Lawan has said that President Muhammadu Buhari didn’t order the removal of petrol subsidy.
Addressing reporters after meeting with the President at the Presidential Villa, Abuja, on Tuesday January 18, Lawan said he told Buhari about the feelings and concerns of his constituents on critical issues, including the proposed removal of subsidy.
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The senate president said the response he got from the President was that he did not order the removal of petrol subsidy. He said; “Well, it will be of interest to Nigerians to hear what I’ve come to discuss with Mr. President among several other things.“Many of us are very concerned with the recent agitations, protests, and many citizens were so concerned, our constituents across the country are very concerned that the federal government will remove the petroleum subsidy.
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And for us, as parliamentarians, as legislators representing the people of Nigeria, this must be of interest to us.“And we’ve just finished our recess, we had gone home to our constituencies and senatorial districts. And will felt the pulse of our people.
And I found it necessary to visit Mr. President, as the the leader of our government and our leader in the country, to discuss this particular issue of concern to Nigerians, and I’m happy to inform Nigerians that Mr. President never told anyone that the petroleum subsidy should be removed.”
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