The Presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Atiku Abubakar, has knocked President Ahmed Tinubu for removing fuel subsidy without providing palliatives and discussing with the affected sectors of the economy before taking the decision.
Atiku tackled President Tinubu on Saturday during the PDP Retreat for Elected Officials held in Bauchi.
He said, “Let me make a passing remark on the announced fuel subsidy removal. Between 1999 and 2007 the PDP government initiated petroleum subsidy removal and I have chaired the Committee.
“We achieve fuel subsidy in two phases but only after providing palliatives to those most affected by the subsidy removal.
“We have the experience as the party and a government, and that is what we would have done not just announce subsidy removed without discussion with the affected sectors of the economy. I think Nigerians should appreciate what they have temporarily loss.”