A member of the House of Representatives, representing Orhionmwon/Uhumwode Federal Constituency, Billy Osawuru, has pleaded with Nigerians to be patient with Tinubu amidst fuel subsidy removal and its effects.
Before the Bola Tinubu regime, the price of Premium Motor Spirit, also known as, Petrol, was N180 per litre, however, Osawuru assured that the suffering would not linger as it is now sold at N537 and above.
The All Progressive Congress member pleaded with Nigerians to be patient and give President Tinubu the benefit of the doubt, saying things will eventually get better in the long run.
Daily Trust reported that Osawuru stated this on Monday while addressing journalists in Abuja.
Osawuru stated that the House of Representatives is very much aware of the prevailing hardship in the land, adding that the lawmakers are working to ease the pains of the people.
According to him, the citizens would eventually enjoy the benefit of fuel subsidy removal, and their grandchildren will enjoy the same.
He said, “If you get two thousand naira as a subsidy, just on a short term, then that suffering is still there, and we are still going to pay the price. But if we can just let the two thousand go towards something else, that would make our lives better in the long run.
“You are not just going to enjoy it; your children will enjoy it, and your children’s children will enjoy it. I am sure that it is our goal, then patience and tolerance are what we are pleading for because I understand the way it is; there is always going to be a shake-up, and not in a pleasant way.
“Imagine someone that used to buy fuel for N180, today he is buying it for 537; it is not the same feeling, we know the hardship is there, but I can assure you that it is going to be for a short period. If we can go through this short period by being patient with the new administration, better days will be ahead for us all.”