House of reps to consider the removal of subsidy
the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Mr. Yakubu Dogara, has said that the House will take a second look at the decision of the Federal Government to remove the subsidy on petrol with a view to finding better alternatives.
Dogara said this in Abuja when he met with a delegation from the National Council of Ulamas of the Jamatu Izalatil Bid’ah Wa Iqamatis Sunnah at the National Assembly. The group was led by its National Assembly (Administration), Sheikh Nasir Abdulmuhyi.
Dogara said lawmakers will not support any policy that will further impoverish Nigerians. He told the delegation that President Muhammadu Buhari is seeking solutions to the myriads of the country’s challenges and will not deliberately inflict pains on Nigerians.
He stated that soon, the House would be briefed on the policy by the executive, after which members would debate it before coming to a conclusion.
Lawmakers are currently on a brief recess and will reconvene on Tuesday, next week. The recess is to allow the Peoples Democratic Party members to attend the congresses of their party. Dogara said on resumption next week, the subsidy issue will top the agenda of the House.