Abuja - The Senate has backed the increase in
the fuel price and asked the Federal Government to immediately commence the
implementation of palliatives measures.
The senators took the decision at the end of a 65-minute
executive session on the fuel increase
Speaking at the end of the session, the Deputy Senate
President Ike Ekweremadu who presided over the plenary sympathized with
Nigerians on the the level of hardship in the country.
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He said they would engage the government to find sustainable
ways to improve on the welfare of the citizens.
He also said they have resolved to engage the Labour leaders
in order to resolve the issue.
"The Senate in a closed door session deliberated on the
fuel price hike and the threat by organised labour to ground the country,” he
- CAJ News