President Bola Tinubu on Tuesday met behind closed doors with the Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria ( CBN), Godwin Emefiele and the Managing Director of the Nigeria National Petroleum Company Limited ( NNPCL), in an apparent effort to address the fallout of fuel subsidy removal.
The meeting was his first official assignment in the Presidential Villa, starting with the critical sectors, following the return of fuel queues, as marketers, react to the fuel subsidy removal.
The President arrived the meeting at about 2:32pm, was received by Vice President Kashim Shettima, at the foya of the President’s office, accompanied by the Permanent Secretary, State House, Tijjani Umar.
Others include the Speaker of House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila, Wale Edun, Dele Akake, James Faleke.
The President had at his inauguration speech on Monday, announced the removal of fuel subsidy and his resolve to reduce high interest rates, which he described as dis- incentives to attracting investments.
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The announcements has led to the return of fuel queues across the country, despite assurances by the NNPCL of sufficient supply of the commodity.
Officials of the State House, Presidential Villa,Abuja had earlier commenced the replacements of former President Muhammadu Buhari’s pictures with the official photographs of the new President.
This is as the Vice President, Kashim Shettima, arrived the office at exactly 1pm.
Major landmarks and offices are now adorned with the official photographs of the new President signaling the commencement of the new administration.
Similarly, the official photograph walls of the President has been cleared of the pictures of the old administration, awaiting the displays of the pictures from the activities of the new President.
A source close to the State House Media office informed BusinessDay on Tuesday that they are eagerly awaiting the new President
“ We have cleared the picture walls and as you can see, we have also placed the official photographs of the new President”.