The removal of the fuel subsidy by President Bola Tinubu has been criticized by the Northern Elders Forum, or NEF.
Tinubu’s choice, according to NEF spokesman Hakeem Baba-Ahmed, does not give his administration a good start.
On Monday, during his inauguration, Tinubu declared an end to the fuel subsidy system.
Money intended for fuel subsidies, according to the president, would be used for other infrastructure projects across the nation.
But after Tinubu’s statement, Baba-Ahmed bemoaned the growing price of fuel.
In a tweet, Baba-Ahmed stated: “The rising jump in gasoline prices following President Tinubu’s comment on the absence of financial provision for fuel subsidy does not give the new administration a good start. This might be due to booby-trapping or simply simple lack of expertise.It will be harder to leave than to stay.