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PDP Chieftain Wants Buhari To Scrap Fuel Subsidy, Power Privatisation

By Oluwaseun Akingboye, Akure
31 May 2015   |   1:01 am
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’…

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.