Minister of Information and Culture, promises to consult with relevant departments, ministries for clarity over removal of fuel subsidy.

Written by on January 20, 2022

The Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed, has promised to consult with relevant departments and ministries for clarity on the controversy over the removal of fuel subsidy.

This comes against the backdrop of an announcement by the President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan, informing Nigerians that President Muhammadu Buhari never directed petroleum subsidy removal.

Mohammed made the remark on Wednesday in Abuja while briefing State House correspondents at the end of the Federal Executive Council (FEC) meeting.

The Vice President, Professor Yemi Osinbajo, presided over the meeting in the absence of President Buhari.

After requesting some time to examine the issues around the fuel subsidy removal, the minister promised to revert afterwards.

Last year, the Minister of Finance, Budget and National Planning, Mrs Zainab Ahmed, disclosed that the 2022 budget would make provision for petrol subsidy for the first six months alone.

Amen J Kantiyok

 


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