The Governors of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), have accused oil marketers of inflicting pains on Nigerians after President Bola Tinubu’s pronouncement at his inauguration that fuel subsidy is gone.
The governors, under the aegis of the Progressive Governors’ Forum (PGF), stated this during a courtesy visit to President Bola Tinubu at the presidential villa.
The Chairman of PGF and Governor of Imo State, Hope Uzodinma, condemned the price increase on what he described as “old stock” and called on Nigerians to rally behind the government’s decision to remove the subsidy.
While reiterating their support for the removal of subsidy on petrol, Uzodinma said the decision for fuel subsidy removal was reached by the administration of President Muhammadu Buhari, under the National Economic Council (NEC), led by former Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, when they came to the realization that it was no longer possible to fund subsidy.
The first official interaction between President Tinubu and the governors of his party since assuming office had 17 of them in attendance.