The federal government through the National Executive Council (NEC) has suspended plans to remove fuel subsidy by June 2023.
Minister of Finance, Budget and National Planning, Ahmed Zaniab gave the indication on Thursday, shortly after NEC meeting, chaired by the Vice President, Yemi Osinbajo.
She said the NEC, which comprises state governors deliberated on the issue extensively and came to the conclusion that it will not be wise to remove subsidy as soon as the new administration is trying to settle down to governance.
She also noted that the existing committee that has been discussing the fuel subsidy issue needed to be expanded to enable more input from concerned Nigerians.
She specifically said there was needed to interface more with the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) and petroleum marketers’ association, among others.