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Subsidy Removal: Former EFCC boss applauds Tinubu, expresses worries over adverse effects

Subsidy Removal: Former EFCC boss applauds Tinubu, expresses worries over adverse effects

The former Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crime Commission (EFCC) and the Assistant Inspector General of Police (rtd), Farida Mzamber Waziri has applauded President Bola Ahmed Tinubu for the bold step of Subsidy removal, though expressed worries about its adverse effects on Nigerians.

The retired Assistant Inspector of Police disclosed this while briefing journalists shortly after a distinguished public lecture with the Topic, “Farida Mzamber Waziri; My Story and the Fight Against Graft in Nigeria” held at the University Chapel, University of Mkar, Mkar, Benue state.

The former EFCC Boss explained that President Tinubu’s decision to remove subsidy is the best hence the money has been channelled to the wrong hands who used it for their personal needs instead of using it for the country’s development that will in turn better the lives of Nigerians.

Mrs Waziri who quoted W. Bush in his outing, “a chief Head of state must not wilder” stressed that President Tinubu didn’t wilder by deciding on the removal of the subsidy. She added that “fuel subsidy was a bad cabal that was milking the country”.

Expressing worry against the adverse effects of the subsidy removal, she said that Nigerians are suffering at all levels ranging from means of transportation, feeding amongst others and suggested that the government should put Vehicles on the roads and also impose on all the Governors mechanised farming by distributing tractors, crop seeds, chemicals amongst others.

Speaking during the public lecture, the chairman of the occasion, Ambassador Chive Kaave advised against corruption of all kinds especially in public offices saying that the habit of diverting public funds to personal use is highly uncalled for. The future of a country and its citizens diminishes when few persons divert government funds to their personal use.

The Vice Chancellor of the University of Mkar, Professor Zacharys Gundu advised against corrupt practices and thanked Mrs. Waziri for the public lecture, praying to God for more wisdom and good health for her.