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PDP Chieftain Wants Buhari To Scrap Fuel Subsidy, Power Privatisation


A PEOPLES Democratic Party (PDP) chieftain and former member of Ondo State Sports Council, Adamu Monday, has urged the new government to scrape fuel subsidy and privatisation in the power sector.

While speaking on the recent dialogue between the federal government, represented by the former Minister of Petroleum, Diezani Alison-Madueke and the striking oil workers’ unions, Adamu remarked that government has berthed such problems in the first place by not removing fuel subsidy. He accused the two main unions, National Union of Petroleum and Natural Gas (NUPENG) and Petroleum and National Gas Senior Staff Association of Nigeria (PENGASSAN), of cheating the federal government and robbing the people of Nigeria of their resources through dishonest importation means.

Adamu, who is also a political scientist, urged the newly sworn-in President to scrape fuel subsidy and revoke the privatisation of the electricity sector in his hundred days in office, rather than ameliorate the enduring problems of the nation, have consistently worsen the oil and power sector.

He impinged the hope of Nigerians on the past records of the leader of the new government that was sworn-in on May 29, and charged Nigerians to be very patient as he foresees that Buhari would declare emergency in the two sectors and revive the nation’s moribund refineries.

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  • Agbaakin Majeobaje

    Our dear Mr. President………As you’ve rightly said in your acceptance speech that it is a big shame on Nigeria as a nation to allow its people suffer the irregular supply of petroleum (gas), urgent decision must be made to please permanently remove the so called “oil subsidy” that is benefitting just a handful of people – Odetola and Co.!!! Instead, please use the oil subsidy funds to at least bring back to full capacity, one of the four idle Oil Refineries now rotting away on our lands! In the U.S.A., private companies and individuals own oil refineries. So with our gigantic resources, we should be able to fix those refineries as soon as possible. Please Mr. President, kindly made this a number one priority! Nigerians can least afford to continue to suffer in the face of God endowed oil and gas resources being mismanaged to benefit a few who have milked Nigeria dry to the bone!!! Also, the power sector must be revisited urgently. If some cohorts are benefitting on “generator” importation and would not allow our energy sector to come alive, this must be put under check right away!!! Mr. President, also be wary of China, rather let us use wisdom in putting forward our shopping list to U.K. and U.S.A. and I believe they’re very sincere in getting Nigeria rapidly out of its present predicament!!! May God Bless you Mr. President and may God Bless Nigeria!!! We’re very hopeful that by the time we celebrate you 100 days in office, we would start to see significant progress being made in all sectors of our economy and poverty would become a thing of the past on our soil!!!