President Muhammadu Buhari has assured Nigerians that the federal government will not inflict additional hardship on citizens.
President Buhari gave the assurance in Abuja at a meeting with the new executive of Trade Union Congress (TUC) led by its President, Quadri Olaleye, at the State House.
He said in a statement issued by his Senior Special Assistant (Media & Publicity) Garba Shehu that the government would rather keep seeking ways to ameliorate the sufferings of Nigerians and create a more enabling environment for everyone to thrive.
“On fuel prices, I agree with you on the need to eliminate corruption and inefficiencies in the sector. I want to assure you that, as an Administration, we have no intention of inflicting any additional hardship on Nigerians,’’ he said.
Buhari, who said the federal government remained committed to the implementation of the national minimum wage, stated that the inaugural Federal Executive Council (FEC) meeting held on Wednesday focused on the Medium-Term Expenditure Framework, which included discussions around the new minimum wage.