Remove petrol subsidy immediately – El-Rufai tells Buhari govt EL-RUFAI98459

Governor Nasir El-Rufai of Kaduna State has urged the Federal Government to immediately remove the subsidy on petrol.

El-Rufai spoke at the "State-of-the-State" session at the on-going NESG, yesterday in Abuja.

When asked during the session that what should be the priority of the government, the governor said, "remove fuel subsidy immediately."

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The governor said his colleagues across the federation had agreed that subsidy on petrol should be removed in September 2021.

El-Rufai said: "Under this administration, we have met religiously, almost every month, because we have only one economy.

"We took a decision to remove subsidy in September 2021. The Minister of Finance also agreed.

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“We agreed that the money from there should be channelled into health, education and infrastructure.”

El-Rufai’s comment is coming at a time the price of Premium Motor Spirit, PMS, also known as fuel jumped to N190/per liter from N165/per litre in Abuja. In some States, the price has gone up to over N200.00.

This is despite the federal government spending over N2.04trn on subsidy.

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