Just in ! Subsidy Removal, Nigerians  Will Soon Praise  Tinubu – Senator Arise 

A chieftain of All Progressives Congress (APC) ,Senator Ayo Arise has hailed President Bola Tinubu for taking a courageous decision on the removal of fuel  subsidy
Arise who represented Ekiti North Senatorial District at the National Assembly between 2007-2011 posited that President Tinubu has taken the right decision by removing the subsidy which he said was long overdue.
Speaking at the sideline of the  funeral service held for the  late former  deputy governor of Ekiti State, Otunba Bisi Egbeyemi.,the APC stalwart  maintained that President has not disappointed Nigerians .
Speaking further on the fuel subsidy removal, Arise added, “He has done extremely well . If he had waited one day, the move may not be allowed to see the light of the day  and the poor masses will continue to suffer in Nigeria.
According to him, “you will notice that there was fuel scarcity for a period, the moment everybody start selling the commodity  between N500 and N550, the product is readily available in all filling stations to motorists and other consumers to buy. I believe it is a fantastic solution.We can never talk about the perfect time. These people will always and continue to negotiate”.
“Those people taking the fuel subsidy are defrauding Nigerians. Some ships will be loaded midway and disappear thereafter and they will bring papers to collect money and the poor people continue to suffer so much that more than a trillion of our money is being allocated to pay subsidy of fuel.
“And we don’t have good roads, pipe borne water in many places, electricity is so epileptic, so where do we have this money to  continue to give these few people? Money that belongs to the commonwealth. When they get the money, they live larger than life and the poor masses are suffering. So I support that decision to remove the petrol subsidy. It was very timely and Nigeria will be good for it. In about 6 or 7 months, we will start praising the president that he has done extremely well”.
Arise said, ” I will say, we have to endure. Every good things, required some little sacrifice here and there. Many people do not understand it, they only see that they were paying N100 for transportation before but it is now N200. The truth of the matter is that, we were paying artificial N100. Every time we move one inch on that fuel subsidy, if we say the federal government negotiate with labour tomorrow,  and we are moving fuel prices to say N250, they may drag it still to N200, every thing will just go crazy and we will still have to wait for another day to negotiate and the money for the petrol subsidy never reduces, it keeps going up.
 “Let use the subsidy to build schools for the children of the poor people, to build hospitals, part of it should be used to develop agriculture sector, then Nigeria will be better in every measure”.
“If you look at our new president, Bola Tinubu, he is an accountant, so he understands the figures and he is a man that belongs to the masses as well. So, he knows it impacts on the masses, everything has been talked about. The best solution for the generality of our population is the removal of this fuel subsidy. Let these people go and start looking for money elsewhere and do some other works rather than be taking just this wealth front the government. I think the masses should endure to support the President and they will begin to see good things happening in this country”.Arise said
He described late  Egbeyemi as  a perfect gentleman and a father by all definition whom they all looked up to in politics.  “He was a good example of somebody to emulate while in power . We shall surely miss him”.

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