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Nigeria’s fuel subsidy removal was too sudden: why a gradual approach would have been better

      By Stephen Onyeiwu, Allegheny College   Nigeria removed fuel subsidies entirely in May 2023. This came as a surprise because of the political risks associated with subsidy removal. Previous administrations were reluctant to jettison the subsidies. The subsidies had been in place since the 1970s, when the government sold petrol to Nigerians at a price below cost – though most consumers weren’t aware of this. The 1977 […]

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