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SENATOR (OTUNBA) GBENGA DANIEL

Fuel Subsidy Removal: State Allocations In June Doubles – Senator Gbenga Daniel Reveals

ABUJA – Senator Gbenga Daniel, representing Ogun East Senatorial District in the National Assembly, has disclosed that the monthly allocations to states in June 2023 nearly doubled following the removal of fuel subsidy. During an interview with TVC News, the former governor of Ogun State commended President Bola Ahmed Tinubu’s rapid progress within the first 30 days of his inauguration.

Senator Daniel expressed his satisfaction and excitement, noting that President Tinubu is a visionary leader known for his ability to transform the country, select competent individuals, and introduce innovative ideas to governance. He acknowledged the consensus among critics that President Tinubu possesses the skills and knowledge required to drive the nation’s development.

Chief Bode George, a prominent critic of President Tinubu and a member of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP), also acknowledged the President’s positive start in office. Senator Daniel responded positively to Chief Bode George’s change of perspective, appreciating his consistency in recognizing President Tinubu’s potential to deliver.

Regarding the significance of his role as a Senator in the 10th National Assembly and his collaboration with President Tinubu’s administration, Senator Daniel expressed his enthusiasm for working closely with the President. He emphasized their long-standing relationship, particularly in their shared region, and highlighted President Tinubu’s economic acumen and well-thought-out policy measures. Senator Daniel anticipated swift action and simultaneous progress once the Senate resumes and ministerial appointments are confirmed.

Senator Daniel expressed confidence in the Senate President, Sen. Godswill Akpabio, and the synergy between the executive and legislative branches. He believed that their collaboration would facilitate progress and positive change in the country.

During President Tinubu’s visit to Ogun State, where the “Emilokan” mantra originated, Senator Daniel confirmed that the spirit of freedom had already begun to manifest. He highlighted the significant implications of the fuel subsidy withdrawal, including a notable increase in state allocations. He encouraged governors to ensure that these resources trickle down to benefit the citizens, thus demonstrating the direct impact of subsidy removal on the country.

While acknowledging the potential downsides of the subsidy removal, Senator Daniel assured the public that efforts were being made to provide palliatives and mitigate any adverse effects. He expressed optimism that people would adapt to the new environment, and progress would soon be visible.

Senator Daniel stressed the importance of collaboration between technocrats and politicians, emphasizing that it is through such partnerships that the nation can move forward. He expressed confidence in the caliber of individuals appointed so far and anticipated a diverse and competent ministerial list that would inspire excitement and effectively fulfill their roles.

In conclusion, Senator Daniel conveyed his hope for a bright future under President Tinubu’s leadership, with a blend of experienced professionals and young talents working together to drive the nation’s progress.

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