By Jerry Daks

Subsidy on the Premium Motor Spirit (PMS), popularly known as petrol, is back in a bigger measure without the awareness of Nigerians, Immediate-past governor of Kaduna State, Mallam Nasir El-Rufai has said.

El-Rufai disclosed this on Monday while speaking with journalists in Maiduguri, the Borno State capital.

He said although he supported the subsidy removal policy, he, however, criticised its implementation.

“Fuel subsidy is another policy that has been implemented by the president, it’s the right policy. I always supported withdrawing fuel subsidy,” he said.

He added that measures put in place by the Federal Government as packages to reduce the impact of fuel subsidy removal were ineffective, hence the reversal to the subsidy regime.

“But, in the course of implementation as you can see, the government has now realised that the subsidy has to be back because right now, we are paying a lot of money for subsidy even more than before,” the former governor said.

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