Nigeria’s Senate President, Godswill Obot Akpabio has said the Federal Government will review workers’ salary upwards to cushion the effect of fuel subsidy removal.
Speaking while playing host to Ekiti State Governor, Abiodun Oyebanji, and members of parliament from the State in his office at the National Assembly on Tuesday, Akpabio assured Nigerians that the Federal Government was aware of difficulties being faced as a result of fuel subsidy removal.
According to him, fuel subsidy removal was part of tackling corruption by the present administration as the fuel subsidy regime stinks to high heavens of corruption.
He said “Nigeria as a country would not have survived the next few years if the fuel subsidy had not been removed”, stressing that government will have capacity to pay salaries and wages, if reviewed upwards.
Earlier, Oyebanji commemded the President of the Senate for his achievements in office in the last one month.
He declared the total support of the people and government to the success of his tenure as the President of the 10th Senate and their readiness to partner with the legislature to move the country forward.