Governor Charles Soludo of Anambra State has clashed with Edo State’s Governor Godwin Obaseki over the federal government’s efforts to mitigate the impact of fuel subsidy removal. Obaseki criticized the government’s palliative approach, branding it as deceitful and fraudulent, while expressing concerns about its inability to effectively counteract the consequences of the policy, which has exacerbated the hardships faced by Nigerians.
However, Soludo’s perspective, as conveyed through his spokesperson Christian Aburime in a conversation with Leadership, diverged from Obaseki’s. He defended the integrity of the federal government’s palliative measures, asserting their potential to alleviate the consequences of the fuel subsidy removal. Soludo emphasized that these recent steps could provide some relief to the masses in the short term until more comprehensive solutions are devised.
Furthermore, Soludo encouraged Nigerians to embrace these measures, highlighting President Bola Tinubu’s good intentions for the nation. He expressed the belief that the recent palliative measures would contribute to improving the lives of the most vulnerable members of society.
In Soludo’s words, “The recent palliative measures introduced by the federal government have the potential to alleviate the suffering of the masses, particularly those who are most at risk in our society. We hold the belief that President Bola Tinubu’s intentions are noble, and it is crucial for all Nigerians to rally behind his efforts in enhancing the nation’s well-being.”