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Removal Of Fuel Subsidy Inhuman, Wicked Act – Osun Govt



The Osun State Government on Tuesday, referred to President Bola Tinubu’s decision to end fuel subsidies as evil and inhumane.

It also threatened to close down any gas stations in the state found to be intentionally stockpiling the product in order to inflict agony on the populace.

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The Governor’s spokesperson, Olawale Rasheed, referred to the President’s declaration that subsidies would no longer be granted as disloyal in a statement he released.

It reads; “The attention of the Osun State Government has been drawn to the deliberate hoarding of PMS by the fuel dealers within the State as a result of the statement from the Inaugural Speech of the new President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu on the removal of fuel subsidy, thereby causing unnecessary hardship for the people in the State.

“This deliberate action is not only inhumane but unpatriotic and will not be allowed by the government. To this end, the Special Monitoring Team on fuel scarcity set up by His Excellency, Governor Ademola Nurudeen Jackson Adeleke headed by the Chief of Staff, Hon Kazeem Akinleye is still effective and shall not condone any form of economic sabotage.

“As from today, 30th May 2023, the Committee shall begin special monitoring of all the filling stations across the state in collaboration with law enforcement agencies and other stakeholders.

“Any fuel station found guilty of hoarding fuel to create artificial scarcity shall be sealed off and operators prosecuted for crime of economic sabotage.”

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