The Senator-elect representing Ogun East District, Gbenga Daniel, has saluted President Bola Tinubu as the only president bold enough to put an end to the petroleum subsidy in his regime. Gbenga Daniel said this during an interview with Arise TV on Thursday while sharing his opinion on Tinubu’s announcement on the removal of fuel subsidy, he said paying for subsidy had become unsustainable and a fact everybody is aware of.
Daniel said: “The thing I want our people to appreciate is that everybody has come to appreciate that the subsidy was not sustainable. But nobody was bold enough, not even the outgoing president; he just said it would go after he had left. and somebody has come and said, let us stop deceiving ourselves. Another thing I have noticed, but which many people have not spoken about, is that the biggest problem with the subsidy is that we are not just subsidising Nigerians but West Africa. and I do not see how that is sustainable anyway. If there is no way of ensuring it stays within the shores of Nigeria, then, which is also part of the problem of smuggling, then clearly, we cannot continue to subsidise the entire West African sub-region. We do not have such capacity, he noted.