Petrol Subsidy Removal: Jonathan Apologises to Diplomats

President Goodluck Jonathan Tuesday apologised to the international community over disruptions in social life in the country for a week over the strike called by Labour over removal of fuel subsidy and assured that such would not repeat itself. He also told them that democracy and democratic governance has come to stay and was being deepened, adding that the gains of popular mandate was that governments which come to power through the popular will of the people were not easily toppled while those who steal mandates or impose themselves were easily shoved aside.

He assured at an annual cocktail party held at the Banquet Hall of the Presidential Villa, Abuja that adjustment in pump price of petroleum products in the country would no longer be done in a way that it will cause pain to Nigerians who gave him the popular mandate on which he rode to power. The President thanked them for rallying round the country in its trying times especially when there were bomb attacks by Boko Haram, adding that the subsidy removal protest has made his administration stronger and vowed to fight with other governments across the globe to ensure that the world was a free place for all no matter the part of the world they come from.


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