Ekiti State Governor Ayo Fayose on Monday dispensed petrol meant for the government to residents of Ado-Ekiti, at N145 per litre.
The governor supervised the sale of fuel at Alade Filling Station along Iyin Road, saying he took the decision to ease the pains of the masses in purchasing the commodity.
He said: “This is the sacrifice we have to make as a responsible government to alleviate the suffering of the people, because this is a black Christmas. They cant move.
“It is time for Nigerians to take me seriously that the Federal Government wants to increase the pump price. Ordinarily, the N145 is too much for the people not to talk of increasing it. Today I tell you that there is queue even at black market.
“This also why I decided not to be part of the $1 billion Boko Haram funds because our needs varies. Not until Nigeria is run like a federation, we will only be wasting our time. People must decide the way forward for Nigeria.
“I have said it before that 2019 us an opportunity for Nigerians to make a choice, either to change the change or to continue this suffering,” he said.
Fayose accused the All Progressives Congress (APC) led Federal Government of harbouring plan to increase the pump price to inflict more hardship on Nigerians.
Even though his opposition have accused him if dramatising and playing to the gallery, many Nigerians hailed him for making moves to alleviate people’s suffering on Christmas day.