Ondo State Acting Governor, Hon Lucky Aiyedatiwa has stated that the State Government would cushion the effects of the fuel subsidy removal in the State.
He disclosed that, the State with Federal Government through the National Economic Council ( NEC ), headed by the Vice President, Kashim Shetima to bring succour to the pains of residents particularly workers in the State workforce.
Recall that, President Bola Ahmed Tinubu on May 29, 2023 shortly after taken the oath of office, announced that there would no longer be a petroleum subsidy regime, saying that “subsidy is gone” .
In a statement on Tuesday, Ondo State Acting Governor, Hon Lucky Aiyedatiwa, said the government was already aware of the hardship and inconveniences faced by the people.
Aiyedatiwa further disclosed that, the State Government had also been talking to the leaders of the organized labour in the State at ensuring the State workers enjoyed the benefits.
His words, “it is important to reiterate to our people that the State Government is as well not oblivious of the hardship and inconveniences attendant to the removal of fuel subsidy by the Federal Government” .
“Apart from the measures being contemplated by the State Government, our administration is also in collaboration with the Federal Government through the National Economic Council, headed by the Vice President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, Alhaji Kashim Shetima, GCON, with a view to birthing enduring palliative measures to remedy the excruciating effects of the policy within available resources”.
The State Government, organized Labour leaders and critical segments of the State are collaborating well in this direction for the good of the public workers and the entire citizenry of the State, he said.