Kashim Shettima, vice-presidential has said that fuel subsidy will get rid of Nigeria if President Bola Ahmed Tinubu’s administration fails to remove it.
Recall that Tinubu announced that fuel subsidy is gone’ shortly after he was sworn-in as the President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.
Shettima while speaking with journalists on Tuesday in Abuja said: “The President has already made pronouncements yesterday on the issue of the fuel subsidy. The truth of the matter is that it is either we get rid of the subsidy or the fuel subsidy gets rid of the Nigerian nation.
“In 2022, we spent $ 10 billion subsidising the ostentatious lifestyle of the upper class of society because you and I benefit 90% from the oil subsidy. The poor 40% of Nigerians benefit very little.
“And we know the consequences of unveiling a masquerade. We will get fierce opposition from those benefitting from the oil subsidy scam. But where there is a will, there is a way. Be rest assured that our president is a man of strong will and conviction.
“In the fullness of time, you will appreciate his noble intentions for the nation. The issue of fuel subsidy will be frontally addressed. The earlier we do so, the better.”