Ogun State Governor, Dapo Abiodun, on Tuesday held a closed door assembly with former President Olusegun Obasanjo at his residence in Abeokuta, the state capital.
Abiodun who arrived at Obasanjo’s non-public residence, positioned on the Olusegun Obasanjo Presidential Library at 11.58am, went straight to a non-public assembly with him.
As he left the assembly which lasted about an hour, Abiodun described it as a non-public assembly.
He stated: “It’s a non-public assembly. The son would not should have any particular cause to come back to his father, so I got here to see our grandmother and it is a non-public assembly.”
Talking on the elimination of gas subsidy, Abiodun lamented that Nigeria was shedding N4 trillion yearly to the subsidy regime.
Based on him, there isn’t a higher time to cancel the subsidy than now.
He referred to as on Nigerians to endure the hardships of the rise in gas costs, saying the advantages of eradicating subsidies outweighed the ache.
He assured Nigerians that the federal government would make higher use of it to rebuild the nation’s financial system.
Abiodun stated: “Everyone knows that the administration of President Bola Ahmed Tinubu has began with a bang. On Might 29, he launched a number of initiatives, one of the crucial laudable of which was his resolution to finish subsidies for petroleum merchandise.
“As controversial as that initiative was, nobody can deny the truth that it was a really welcome initiative. It was a subsidy that Nigeria may not afford, it was a subsidy that was not within the price range past June 2023.
“Extra importantly, it value Nigeria about N4 trillion yearly, N4 trillion that Nigeria didn’t have, which we needed to borrow, which might be higher used for different functions that the frequent man can really feel, so it was a really proper resolution.
“In fact, it was a call that got here with some ache, however as they are saying, there isn’t a acquire with out ache.”