President of the senate, Godswill Apkabio says the salaries of workers in the public sector will be reviewed as a way of cushioning the effect of petrol subsidy removal.

Meanwhile, The pump price of petrol has continued to surge across the country since the president’s pronouncement, with a litre now selling for N617 in the federal capital territory (FCT) and N630 in Adamawa.

Speaking when he hosted Abiodun Oyebanji, governor of Ekiti, at his office in Abuja, Akpabio said the country would not have survived the next few years if subsidy was still in place.

Apkabio said Salaries and wages of workers would be reviewed in order to ensure that Nigerians have a living wage.

On his part, Oyebanji said the senate has the support of Ekiti to succeed.