President Bola Ahmed Tinubu had on Monday during his inaugural speech at the Eagle Square in Abuja,  said the era of subsidy payment on fuel has gone, saying there is no subsequent provision made for it in  the 2023 budget 

Tinubu added that his government would instead channel funds into infrastructure and other areas to strengthen the economy 

The Nigerian National Petroleum Company Limited (NNPCL) and the House Of Representatives have since backed Tinubu’s decision.

However, the Trade Union Congress of Nigeria (TUC) argued the President could not unilaterally take a decision on subsidy removal, saying there was a reason the immediate past administration of Muhammadu Buhari pushed the “sensitive issue” to the new government.

Fuel queues have since resurfaced across the country since the presidential pronouncement as Nigerians forage for the premium pproduct