El-Rufai, Sanusi, Soludo speak on fuel subsidy removal, fiscal sustainability
Written by Olarotimi Oshin on May 11, 2023
The Kaduna State governor, Nasir El-Rufai has called on the next administration in Nigeria to take hard, difficult decisions in the face of economic challenges and uncertainty.
Mr El-rufai also urged the Nigerian government to end the petroleum subsidy regime in the country to ensure fiscal sustainability.
Also speaking, Anambra State Governor, Chukwuma Soludo, called for transformational leadership and agenda, noting that the incoming administration has a chance for a fresh start.
Mr Soludo also advised the government to study case studies of successful subsidy removal and replicate them in the country.
On his part, the former Emir of Kano, Muhammadu Sanusi, who was a special guest at the event, underscored the need to prepare the minds of Nigerians on bad decisions that bankrupted the country and the challenges ahead.
Premium times reports that Mr Sanusi, an economist and former Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria, noted that to get it right, the incoming government should place competent officials in suitable positions.