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2023: Garba Shehu Reveals Government Buhari Would Handover To

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President Muhammadu Buhari’s aide, Garba Shehu, on Wednesday expressed optimism that his principal would hand over to another government led by the All Progressives Congress in 2023.

Shehu stated this during the post-Federal Executive Council (FEC) briefing while reacting to the report that President had shifted the issue around fuel subsidy removal to the next administration with the plan to propose 18 months extension to the National Assembly for the implementation of the Petroleum Industry Act (PIA) originally scheduled to kick off this February.

The Presidential aide who spoke on the claim that next administration had already been set up to fail, said, “But she (The Minister of Finance, Budget and National Planning, Hajiya Zainab Ahmed) has answered you. Firstly, what this tells you is that the President is responsive and we are going to hand over to the next administration, APC, God willing.”

The finance minister, who initially reacted to the question, said, “I know Mr President will be the President of Nigeria in December as well.”

In a related development, the presidency has declared that the people of Nigeria will have to bear the effect of the government having to continue paying subsidy on petrol.

Speaking on Wednesday when he shed more light on the decision of the federal government to postpone the plan to stop paying subsidy, presidential spokesperson Femi Adesina said the government may have to continue borrowing to meet financial demands.

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