President Goodluck Jonathan -Fuel subsidy, a cancer

President Goodluck Jonathan -Fuel subsidy, a cancer

President Goodluck Jonathan maintains that fuel subsidy was a cancer that must be excised.

Speaking at the Palace of the Lamido of Adamawa, Alhaji Muhammad Barkindo Aliyu Musdafa, Jonathan, who was represented by Vice-President Namadi Sambo, lamented the inability of the people to enjoy the benefits of subsidy over the period of time the subsidy lasted.

He reiterated that government could not deliberately inflict pains on Nigerians as he observed that Nigerians overwhelmingly voted for himself and Sambo.

Jonathan further said that as people coming from the same background as most Nigerians, they understood and appreciated their feelings and would do everything to cushion the effects that the subsidy removal might likely generate, through meaningful palliatives, projects and programmes that would transform the lives of the citizens.

He used the occasion to outline some of the palliatives, as the launch of the Mass Transport Scheme and the N15 billion interest free soft loan to ensure stability in the transport sector.

Other areas he said included, maternal and child welfare to 12 million pregnant women, boosting the agricultural sector through increased local production, construction and rehabilitation of roads and bridges among others.

He called on Nigerians to support government action as it was in their own best interest.

The royal father who observed that development was a gradual process, called on Nigerians to support government policies as they were done in their best interest.

Author: nmmin

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