Subsidy removal: Tinubu/Shetima Support Group calls for patience, understanding.

As Nigerians await palliatives to cushion the effects of the fuel subsidy removal, Mr Dahiru Hammandikko, Convener, Tinubu/Shetima Northern Region Support Group, has called for patience and understanding.

“We understand the current pains and hardship caused by the removal of the oil subsidy by the Federal Government.

“But we can assure Nigerians that the situations will soon improve and that Nigerians will laugh last,”

Hammandikko said in a statement made available to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Wednesday.

Hammandikko, Deputy Director, Contact and Mobilization, North East APC Presidential Campaign Council,

explained that the hardship was much now because the decision taken by Tinubu should have been carried out by his predecessors, in the last 15 years.

He, nevertheless, assured Nigerians that things would get better “very soon”.

“We shall reap the benefits of the current pains. Nigerians will laugh last,” he declared.

Part of the statement reads: “The removal of oil subsidy and the new exchange rate regime have led to inflationary pressure which is causing some hardship on the part of the masses.

“As the saying goes, there is no gain without pains. Like the President said, while trying to give birth, one must go through the pains of labour.

“However, when the child is born, the safe birth will keep the mother happy.

“Her pain of a few hours would therefore lead to everlasting joy. Nigerians should see the economic reforms of President Tinubu from that perspective.

“If President Tinubu had not taken those steps, it could have led to a complete crash of the Nigerian economy with its attendant social, economic and political implications.

“The pains we are currently going through will soon go and by this time next year, by the grace of Almighty Allah, Nigerians would begin to see the results of the steps that the president has taken.

“The president is just about 60 days today in office. He still has over 46 more months to spend in his first term of 48 months, having spent just two.

“President Tinubu is taking decisions that should have been taken over 15 years ago.

“Nigerians should give Tinubu some time; we must allow his policies to mature and for us to begin to see the positive effects.

“The president has said he understands the pains of Nigeria, we should just exercise patience,” Hammandikko said.

Source: News Agency of Nigeria