Governorship candidate of the Social Democratic Party in Rivers State, Senator Magnus Abe, has reacted to the decision of the Federal Government to postpone the date for the removal of fuel subsidy.
Abe, while addressing members of his party on Sunday in Port Harcourt faulted the shifting of the subsidy removal date.
His statements reads,
“I was at the centre of that controversy when the whole subsidy thing blew up under the Goodluck Jonathan government then.
“And one of the key promises he made to Nigerians and why we followed Buhari is that that problem will be solved.
“It is unfortunate that now towards the end of the administration everybody has come to realise that this country can no longer afford to pay phantom subsidies for things that bring no benefit whatsoever to the Nigerian people and the Nigerians to come.
“I was very happy when I saw the President taking steps to conclude that very controversial matter before the end of his administration by introducing an improved wage for civil servants as part of the process of taking out the fuel subsidy.
“I was, however, shocked when I read somewhere that the decision of the fuel subsidy removal has now been postponed.
“And I honestly do not think that it is in the interest of the Nigerian people that we should continue to toy with this matter, especially since we have already taken steps to bring it to a rightful conclusion.”