President of the Senate, Godswill Akpabio, has given Nigerian workers the assurance that the government is prepared to review their salaries to mitigate the impact of the fuel subsidy removal.
Akpabio made this commitment while receiving the Governor of Ekiti State, Abiodun Oyebanji, and members of the National Assembly from the state in a courtesy visit.
He emphasized that the removal of fuel subsidies, spearheaded by President Bola Ahmed Tinubu-led administration, was a necessary step to tackle corruption in the petroleum sector. According to Akpabio, this move marks the beginning of the fight against corruption in the system.
Highlighting the significance of the subsidy removal, Akpabio stressed that Nigeria’s survival in the coming years would have been at risk without this decision. In response to the potential impact on workers, he reassured that salaries and wages would be reviewed to ensure that Nigerians receive a living wage.
Addressing Governor Oyebanji, Akpabio praised the representatives of Ekiti State in the 10th National Assembly, commending their dedication and commitment to legislative duties. He expressed the Senate’s pride in working with Ekiti State to benefit Nigerians as a whole.
In his earlier statement, Governor Oyebanji lauded the achievements of President of the Senate Akpabio during his first month in office and assured him of the people and government’s full support in ensuring the success of his tenure and fostering progress for the nation.