Jonathan, Governors meet over subsidy crisis

President Goodluck Jonathan will meet today with the 36 state governors to find a way to get them involved in the provision of palliatives at the state level to cushion the effects of the removal of fuel subsidy. The removal of subsidy and deregulation of the pricing of petrol has led to nationwide protests, with workers planning to commence a nationwide strike on Monday. Speaking Thursday, Governor Gabriel Suswam of Benue State said it was necessary for the government to remove the subsidy so that for the first time, it would be used in the interest of the common man in the rural areas across the country. He said removing the subsidy would open up the sector to investors and restore production.


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