Nigeria tired of smugglers, subsidy is gone — Tinubu insists

Nigeria tired of smugglers, subsidy is gone — Tinubu insists

President Bola Ahmed Tinubu has insisted that there is no going back on the removal of subsidy.

President Tinubu said this at the Summit on New Global Financing Pact on Friday in Paris-France.

“Some countries were bleeding us. Courage was missing. Sometimes I became an advocate for it. Remove this thing but God gave me the opportunity when I danced around, strategised with my team, we won the Presidency and the day I was declared the winner I fell almost sick with joy,” the president said.

Tinubu added, “The few friends visited me rejoicing, so I asked the question, you asked me to bring this trophy, this victory what do you do with it?

“I brought it. I won. We must achieve it. We must change Nigeria with it and then Wale Edun and co, we started debating, putting my speech together without the question of subsidy. I got to the podium, I was possessed with courage and I said subsidy is gone.”

“They thought it was a joke of the century until I called NNPC. We are tired of feedings smugglers, making few people rich, and subsidizing the next-door neighbor.

“I met with the President of the Benin Republic today, everybody is equal now, we are friends. We are conjoined twins joined by the hips, how we will separate each other is with this fuel subsidy. Let us see whether we will survive or not but we are going to survive you,” he concluded.

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