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Pastor Tunde Bakare lashes out at Buhari over fuel subsidy

23 May 2016, 08:15

Abuja - Popular Lagos pastor Tunde Bakare has berated President Muhammadu Buhari over his removal of the fuel subsidy, claiming that he did not consult widely while making the decision.

According to Naij, Bakare claimed that he expected Government to consult extensively with stakeholders before making a rash decision over the subsidy.

In addition, Bakare has stated that enlightenment campaigns should have been embarked on before a final announcement was made to the Nigerian public, Pulse reports.

Also read: On fuel subsidy and 5K bash: Nigerians are not foolish

While commenting on a 2012 protest embarked on by his Save Nigeria group, Bakare claimed that the strike action was performed as a way to push then-President Goodluck Jonathan to take a closer look at the subsidy regime and recover looted funds before commencing with a removal of the fuel subsidy.

"In 2012, we were not against the economic arguments behind fuel subsidy removal. Instead, we wanted the government to investigate the subsidy regime, bring culprits in the maladministration of that regime to book and recover stolen funds before commencing the policy discourse around subsidy removal," Bakare said.

Read more at Naij

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