Godswill Akpabio, president of the senate, says the salaries of workers in the public sector will be reviewed as a way of cushioning the effect of petrol subsidy removal.
President Bola Tinubu, during his inaugural speech on May 29, said subsidy on petrol is “gone”.
The pump price of petrol has continued to surge across the country since the president’s pronouncement, with a litre now selling for N617 in the federal capital territory (FCT) and N630 in Adamawa.
Speaking when he hosted Abiodun Oyebanji, governor of Ekiti, at his office in Abuja on Tuesday, Akpabio said the country would not have survived the next few years if subsidy was still in place.
“Nigeria as a country would not have survived the next few years if the fuel subsidy had not been removed,” he said.
“Salaries and wages of workers would be reviewed in order to ensure that Nigerians have a living wage.
“The senate is very proud of your representatives in the 10th national assembly.
“They are committed and dedicated members of the legislature and that means the people of Ekiti, the ‘land of knowledge’ have a lot to offer this country, particularly the senate.
“We will work with Ekiti state for the overall benefit of Nigerians.”
On his part, Oyebanji said the senate has the support of Ekiti to succeed.