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Fuel subsidy: FG now paying more than before — El-Rufai

Fuel subsidy: FG now paying more than before — El-Rufai

Former Kaduna State Governor, Nasir El-Rufai has said the Federal Government is currently paying more for fuel subsidy than previously.

El-Rufai made the assertion while speaking with newsmen after delivering the lead paper at a capacity-building workshop on Enhancing Skills of Government Officials in Policy Implementation and Productive Human Resource Management for political appointees in Maiduguri on Monday.

According to him, the federal government is now subsidizing fuel. However, he noted that many people don’t know this.

“It is a right policy. I have always supported the withdrawal of oil subsidy; but in the course of implementing the policy, the government realized that subsidy has to be back; right now, government is spending a lot of money on subsidy, even more than before.

“You start implementing a policy because you are absolutely sure it is the right policy, but in the course of implementation, you come across bottlenecks, and you modify.

“The keyword in leadership, in my view, is pragmatism. You should be pragmatic. So when you make a policy, you start implementing it, and it doesn’t seem to work well. You should have the humility to stand back and say this is not working, and you modify it,” he commended the policy.

Recall that president Tinubu, on inauguration day, declared that the subsidy removal on fuel in the country was gone.

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