By Our Correspondent
The senate president, Godswill Akpabio, has said the salaries of workers will be reviewed to cushion the effects of the removal of subsidies on petrol.
Speaking when he hosted the Ekiti state governor, Abiodun Oyebanji, at his office in Abuja on Tuesday, Akpabio said Nigeria would not have survived the next few years if the subsidy was still in place.
President Bola Ahmed Tinubu, during his inaugural speech on May 29, 2023, said that the subsidy on petrol was no longer in place.
The Nigerian National Petroleum Company Limited (NNPCL) thereafter set the new prices per litre across the states of the federation.
Recent findings showed that the pump price of fuel surged to N617 per litre in the federal capital territory (FCT), Abuja, and N568 in Lagos on Tuesday.
The Senate president, however, said that the salaries of workers in the public sector will be reviewed to reflect the rising cost of living caused by the petrol subsidy removal.
“Nigeria as a country would not have survived the next few years if the fuel subsidy had not been removed,” Akpabio said.
“Salaries and wages of workers would be reviewed in order to ensure that Nigerians have a living wage.
“The Senate is very proud of your representatives in the 10th National Assembly.
“They are committed and dedicated members of the legislature, and that means the people of Ekiti, the ‘land of knowledge’ have a lot to offer this country, particularly the senate.
“We will work with Ekiti State for the overall benefit of Nigerians.”