Godswill Akpabio, the President of the Senate, has assured Nigerian workers that the government is prepared to review their salaries as a measure to mitigate the impact of the fuel subsidy removal. Akpabio conveyed this assurance during a courtesy visit from Governor Abiodun Oyebanji of Ekiti State and members of the National Assembly representing the state. He emphasized that the removal of fuel subsidy by the administration led by President Bola Ahmed Tinubu was aimed at tackling corruption in the petroleum sector. Akpabio regarded the subsidy removal as the initial step in the fight against corruption within the system. According to him, “Nigeria as a country would not have survived the next few years if the fuel subsidy had not been removed.” He further stated that salaries and wages of workers would be reviewed to ensure they receive a living wage.
During the meeting, Akpabio expressed the Senate’s pride in the representatives from Ekiti State in the 10th National Assembly. He commended them as dedicated and committed legislators, highlighting the potential contributions of the “land of knowledge” to the Senate and the overall benefit of Nigerians. Akpabio affirmed, “We will work with Ekiti State for the overall benefit of Nigerians.”
Governor Abiodun Oyebanji, in his earlier remarks, lauded the achievements of the President of the Senate during his first month in office. He conveyed the full support of the people and government of Ekiti State to the success of Akpabio’s tenure as the President of the 10th Senate. Oyebanji also expressed readiness to collaborate with the legislature in advancing the progress of the country
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