Comrade Saidu Razaq.

Lebo Joseph, Lagos.

The Secretary General, Association of Nigeria Aviation Professionals, ANAP Comrade Saidu Razaq, has insisted that the N180 billion subsidy removal palliative should be disbursed through State government.

Comrade Razaq said politicians at the State level will horde the funds and share it with their families and cronies.

Speaking with newsmen, he said the palliative will not cushion the impact of the subsidy removal especially with rising rate of inflation.

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“If government is serious about ameliorating the sufferings of the people, the local refineries must be resuscitated and the country must shift from being an importing nation and improve its local production to strengthen the local currency.”

Comrade Saidu called on the federal government to take steps to revamping local refineries to reduce dependence on importation of petroleum products, urging government to provide qualitative health care services and make education affordable for the people.