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Subsidy: APC govs blame marketers for scarcity, price hike

Governors of the ruling All Progressives Congress, on Friday, in Abuja, accused oil marketers of inflicting pains on Nigerians by hoarding fuel supply after President Bola Tinubu’s announcement on Monday on the removal of fuel subsidy.

The governors, under the aegis of the Progressive Governors’ Forum, stated this during a courtesy visit to the President at the Presidential Villa.

Chairman of PGF and Governor of Imo State, Hope Uzodinma, while addressing State House Correspondents on Friday, condemned the price increase on what he described as “old stock”, urging Nigerians to rally behind the government’s decision to totally remove the payment of petrol subsidy.

While expressing their support for the recent decision, Uzodinma said this was approved by the Buhari administration, under the National Economic Council led by former Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, when they realised that it was no longer possible to fund subsidy.

Friday’s meeting is Tinubu’s first official interaction with the governors of his party since assuming office.

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