Presidential candidate of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), Bola Ahmed Tinubu, has vowed to remove the subsidy on premium motoring spirit also known as petrol.
The ex-third republic senator made the comment on Friday, January 13 while meeting with business leaders in Lagos State.
Tinubu said funds meant for fuel subsidies would be redirected to health sector, public infrastructure, and physical policies.
He said: “We must remove the PMS subsidy immediately. We will redirect funds to public infrastructure, health, and affordable infrastructure.
“Physical policy will be the main driver, we must steadily move out budget from dollar-dominated oil revenue.”
CorrectNG reported earlier that the presidential hopeful gave Nigerians assurance that they will not regret voting for him in February.
He spoke at the North West zonal rally in Kaduna on Tuesday and vowed to turn the country around if the people make him president.
The former Governor of Lagos state said that if Nigerians go to the polls and give him their mandate, it would be a decision they won’t regret because he would amongst other things, bring a lasting solution to the present security challenges.
Tinubu also warned that anybody who wants to ferment trouble because they don’t believe in the peace, unity and progress of the country will not find it easy if he eventually gets elected.
He said; “I want to assure Nigerians that voting me as the President of this country will be a total turnaround for all the challenges the citizens of this country is going through.”
Tinubu added; “My government will do everything possible to create jobs so as to give our youths a sense of belonging. Every opportunity will be made to give our farmers the enabling environment to go back to farm with the necessary inputs to enhance agricultural production in every part of the country.”