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Fuel price increase 'is nonsense', David West says

21 May 2016, 11:00

Abuja – Former minister of petroleum and energy, professor Tam David-West, has dismissed as "nonsense", government’s decision to increase the price of fuel.

According to The Sun, David-West insisted that petrol could be sold at N40 per litre.

He raised the alarm that hidden charges made the pump price of petrol to skyrocket, urging the gov¬ernment to assume responsibility for the charges, the report said.

“When I heard the Minister of State for Petroleum (Ibe Kachikwu), saying they smuggled our petrol across borders and that was the reason for the in crease, it is nonsense. I used the word nonsense because during my time, we closed the borders. If I could do it, he could do it too; and it is the same head of state (Buhari), David-West was quoted as saying.

Reports on Saturday indicated that more unions had joined the ongoing nationwide strike declared by the Nigerian Labour Congress (NLC) to protest the increase in fuel prices.

The industrial action, which entered its third day on Friday, saw more banks, schools and government offices across the country being shut.

This was despite threats by the state government to dismiss any worker who participated in the action, the report said.

- News24 Nigeria


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