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Fuel Subsidy: Soludo Urges Governors, Political Class To Reduce Long Convoy



Following the reduction of fuel subsidies, Anambra State Governor Charles Soludo has urged other governors and members of the political class to be mindful of current events and shorten lengthy convoys.

This was said by Soludo on Thursday in Abuja after the National Economic Council (NEC) meeting at the Council Chambers of the State House.

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He said that the country’s condition called for some changes and that it would be disrespectful for governors to go in large convoys.

He remarked, “That we mustn’t live, even the cost of running the state, the way we even live, someone gave an example of a state governor going with twenty or more vehicles in a convoy and all these have to be fuelled, and so on and so forth.”

The governors and council members had been talking about making sacrifices for the people, Soludo further acknowledged.

“Hey gentlemen, we would need to be sensitive to the times; we need to live within the average of the people that we’re governing, and so on and so forth, and knock off the waste and the irrelevancies, so to speak,” he said. 

Soludo cited examples of what he has done in his state to cut costs.

He said, “When I assumed office, for example, it was costing about N137 million every month to clean up public offices, and so on. Today, in Anambra, we’re doing N11 million a month from N137 million on a monthly basis; this is just an illustration.”

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