Nigeria president Bola Hammed Tinubu reveal that some of his associates and friends thought he was joking when he declared that the age-long subsidy era was gone.
Tinubu who disclosed this during an interactive session with Nigerians resident in France and Neighboring European countries on the sidelines of the New Global Financing Pact Summit at the French capital, Paris.
He said he assembled his friends to put his plans and speeches together but noticed that they had left the issue of subsidy removal out. He however said he was determined to end the regime because it stunted the growth of the nation.
The President said: “Some countries were bleeding us. Courage was missing. Sometimes I became an advocate for it. Remove this thing but God gave me the opportunity when I danced around, strategised with my team, we won the Presidency and the day I was declared the winner I fell almost sick with joy.