Ekiti State Governor Ayo Fayose on Monday dispensed petrol to residents of Ado-Ekiti, the state capital at government approved price of N145 per litre.
Fayose accused the All Progressives Congress (APC) led Federal Government of harbouring plan to increase the pump price to inflict more hardship on Nigerians.
Supervising the sale of fuel at Alade Filling Station along Iyin Road, Fayose said 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.
However, some motorists including Mr Tope Joshua, Dr Kuku and Mr. Babalola Adeleye who bought fuel from the government assisted petrol sales lauded the governor for being sensitive to the plight of the people.