Supporters of the fuel subsidy removal and price hike have stormed the National Assembly premises, News About Nigeria reports.
Checks by News About Nigeria reveal that the group identified themselves as Stand Up Nigeria.
The group gathered at the National Assembly’s main entrance, also known as Mopol Gate.
When asked, they said they are there to show their support for the removal of fuel subsidy.
They expressed solidarity with President Bola Tinubu, who made the decision to eliminate the subsidy
They termed the fuel subsidy as a “cankerworm” that had severely impacted the economy.
Sunday Attah, the convener said that the Tinubu-led administration made the right move and deserved support to deliver on the promises of democracy.
He said the President removed the subsidy because there was no money allocated for it in the budget.
He also asserted that corruption caused a lot of money to be wasted through false subsidy claims.
While the decision was met with mixed reactions, the protesters believe that the advantages of subsidy removal outweigh the disadvantages.
They noted that initial challenges, such as long queues at fuel stations, had disappeared, making access to petroleum products easier and less time-consuming.
Attah stressed that removing the fuel subsidy fixed the fuel scarcity issue and reduced hardships for citizens, giving them more time for productive activities.
He encouraged those who are not in agreement with the Tinubu-led government on fuel subsidy to join their hands in agreement and support the government saying it is for the betterment of the country.