The President of the Nigerian Senate, Godswill Akpabio, has appealed to citizens to exercise patience in the face of recent economic decisions by President Bola Tinubu. Speaking during Tinubu’s presentation of the 2024 budget, Akpabio commended the President’s courageous move to remove fuel subsidies and unify the country’s currency.
Akpabio likened the current economic challenges to the pain of childbirth, emphasizing that the difficulties experienced today would eventually lead to positive outcomes. He assured Nigerians that they would soon rejoice and forget the initial discomfort associated with the removal of fuel subsidies.
President Tinubu’s decision to eliminate fuel subsidies upon assuming office has resulted in an immediate surge in fuel prices, impacting various aspects of daily life. Despite the short-term challenges, Akpabio expressed optimism that the long-term benefits would bring relief to the nation.