President Bola Tinubu has directed the National Economic Council (NEC) led by Vice President Kashim Shettima to begin the process of working on interventions to ameliorate the impact of subsidy removal on the people.
Dapo Abiodun, governor of Ogun State, revealed this while briefing State House Journalists after leading some major oil marketers on a courtesy call on President Bola Tinubu at the Presidential Villa, Abuja on Wednesday.
The marketers were in the presidential villa to express solidarity with the President for his bold initiatives to end subsidy payment.
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The marketers announced that they are donating between 50 to 100 mass transit buses as part of efforts to help the success of the initiative, hoping that other well meaning corporate bodies can do the same.
The marketers who assured that the buses are part of the short term measures to cushion the challenges of high cost of public transportation, said the buses should be available within the next one month.
He noted that Tinubus action showed his determination and courage to remove the hermorage that had bedeviled the country for decades.
The governor said that while there would be some discomfort on the part of the people, the move would eventually pay off as there can be no gains without pains.
More details to come later