I will give subsidy beneficiaries water to drink – Peter Obi vows to end regime

Peter Obi and Baba Ahmed Datti

The Labour Party presidential candidate, Peter Obi, has said he’s will give those benefitting from subsidy water to drink while ending regime.

The Labour Party candidate while speaking on Sunday at the People’s Town Hall 2023 organised by Channels Television, said fuel subsidy would be completely removed under his government if he becomes the nation’s president.

He said subsidy was an organized crime which he was determined to remove upon assumption of office.

He said beneficiaries of fuel subsidy would be cut off in order to end the menace.

“I can assure you, it (subsidy) will go immediately. Subsidy, I’ve said it before, is an organised crime and I will not allow it to stay a day longer.

“What they’re telling you is not what it is. Half of what is being mentioned is not subsidy. First is that we consume the quantity that is not supposed to be consumed here. We are the same population with Pakistan. They consume below 50 per cent of what we consume.

“So, the first half, I will remove it and give those people who are drinking it water, because that’s what they’re supposed to drink, so we can save the money.”