High transportation cost: FG will grant waivers to air, road, rail transport operators — Tinubu

President Bola Tinubu on Monday, December 18, said the federal government is taking measures to alleviate the high cost of transportation by granting waivers to operators in the air, road, and rail transportation systems. President Tinubu gave the assurance during a meeting with members of the Newspaper Proprietors’ Association of Nigeria (NPAN), who paid him a visit at the Presidential Villa, Abuja.

According to a statement issued by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Ajuri Ngelale, the consideration was a result of the challenges faced by travelers during the festive season. He also said steps are being taken to reduce the price of Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG).

He said: ”I care about what is happening in the country. I thank you for your support and opinions, even the criticism of our government. Without the support of some of you, I will not be standing here as president.”

“You have held our feet to the fire, and we will continue to respect your opinions whether we agree or not. I must say that I read every paper, various opinions, and columnists.”

President Tinubu said his administration will remain steadfast in “reinvigorating, retooling and re-engineering the economy,” citing bold decisions by his administration to end the petrol subsidy regime and initiate the ongoing unification of foreign exchange rates.

”I promise you a very transparent government. We will try to draw water from a dry well and create a good economic environment that will serve the people.”

“The future of our country is clear with committed investments in health, infrastructure, transportation, and education, among others. We have to take care of the poor. If we invest in our own children and leave the children of the poor, the children of neglect will attack your investments,” he said.

Source: The Nation

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