Lagos - Following the recent removal of fuel subsidy which has seen the price of petrol rise to N145 per litre, Afrobeat singer Seun Kuti calls on all Nigerians to ignore imported petrol.
The singer took to his Instagram page today, May 12, 2016 urging all Nigerians to boycott imported petrol.
"NNPC gets its dollars directly from crude sales, so it doesn't have to source from secondary sources. NNPC refines it's petrol locally, so why are they increasing their pump price if this is just deregulation and subsidy removal? This is a price hike or NNPC has been getting subsidy also? #saynotoimportedpetrol. How much will NNPC sell petroleum since they source locally? It has to be at the old prices right. Dear Nigerians this is our chance to fight back without the NLC or any trade union.” he said.
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“It's simple. #saynotoimportedpetrol. Let's all only buy from NNPC stations. We have already been queuing for months. This sacrifice will hurt them more than us. Anyone that wants to sell fuel in Nigeria should refine it in Nigeria. This will boost the economy and provide plenty jobs and also plenty petrol. #saynotoimportedpetrol. Let's shut them down. They always say we can't sacrifice and organize as a people. Let's start here it's simple we just have to #saynotoimportedpetrol.” he added.