Gov Eno to meet petroleum marketers on palliatives for subsidy removal

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By Lovina Anthony

The governor of Akwa Ibom State, Pastor Umo Eno, has disclosed his intentions to meet with petroleum product marketers in the state to discuss how to effectively apply the planned palliative for fuel subsidy removal to cushion the plight of the people.

This was contained in his Democracy Day message, signed by his Chief Press Secretary, Ekerete Udoh, and made available to journalists in Uyo on Monday.

The governor also congratulated Nigerians and Akwa Ibom people in particular for their resilience in ensuring that democratic ethos and traditions are deepened.

He said: “In the coming days, we will hold meetings with the relevant stakeholders, especially the petroleum products marketers in our state, to explore ways and means of ensuring that the planned palliatives are applied to cushion the effects of the removal of the fuel subsidy.

“We salute the heroism of the symbol of our democratic struggle, the late MKO Abiola, whose ultimate sacrifice helped water the seeds of our democracy. It is fitting that our President, Ahmed Bola Tinubu (GCFR), was in the vanguard of that struggle, and his message to Nigerians today, especially that which calls for sacrifice on the part of Nigerians as the issues surrounding the removal of fuel subsidy are being resolved, is spot on.

“Let me commend and salute the good people of Akwa Ibom State for staying true to the ennobling ideals of our democracy and ensuring continuity in good governance through our A.R.I.S.E. Agenda.”

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