NNPP chieftain tasks Tinubu on use of subsidy funds 

The governorship candidate of the New Nigeria People’s Party, (NNPP) in the last governorship election in Ogun state, Ambassador Olufemi Ajadi Oguntoyinbo, on Sunday urged the Federal Government to channel money that should have gone into fuel subsidy to improving Nigerians welfare.

Ambassador Ajadi in a statement said, “this is the only way to justify the removal in the first place, and also demonstrate the government’s genuine interest in the socio-economic condition of the Nigerian people”

According to him, “while the citizens go through all these pains, there is the need to cushion the effects of hardship through provision of palliatives”, adding that all these increment should be channelled to citizenship benefits, Private Public Housing Mortgage Project for benefit of downtrodden, provision of qualitative education, improved health facilities and other infrastructure development”.

The former gubernatorial candidate in Ogun state for the 2023 general elections commended the Federal government for the courage in removing the subsidy, and that it should not stop there, but go ahead to ensuring that other areas of pain for the masses of the country were addressed.

He said the other areas included social amenities like good roads, electricity and pipe-borne water, saying there was no reason for these to continue to be issues in the country now that the government would be saving a huge amount of money through stoppage of subsidy payments.

“While I commended President Tinubu for the bold step in removing subsidy payments, he should do more than that, by ensuring that the larger Nigerian society feel the impact of the removal”, he said 

Ambassador Ajadi added, ” He should pilot the saved money to other areas of need so that the masses of the country could feel the impact of governance. Such areas include light, roads, light and general cost of living.

The NNPP chieftain stressed that sectors like education, health and housing should equally be of concern to the government, asserting that their availability should be taken for granted in the country.