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APC, PDP Reps disagree over fuel subsidy removal

The House of Representatives was divided between the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC and the opposition Peoples Democratic Party, PDP over a motion calling on the government to exercise restraint in the removal of fuel subsidy.

The motion sponsored by Rep Albert Adeogun representing Ife Federal Constituency of Osun State on the platform of the PDP titled, ‘alleged plan to remove fuel subsidy’ had urged the government to be cautious in the removal of subsidy and also introduce a less restrictive and stringent conditions for the setting up of refineries in the country.

He also called on the Federal Government to fast track the repairs of the refineries to enhance local production of petroleum products as this will eliminate the need for subsidy or reduce it to the barest minimum.

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