Abuja - Senator Shehu Sani, representing Kaduna
Central, has opposed the removal of the petroleum subsidy saying it would
worsen the people's challenges.
The lawmaker said the decision of the current government
would amount to outright deception for those who led millions of people out
to protest against pump price increase
and against subsidy removal by previous government few years ago.
“My position remains unchanged, crystal clear and
unwavering. I stand opposed to the removal of petroleum subsidy and I stand
opposed to increase in pump price of petroleum products,” Sani said.
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“It will do nothing other than add to the suffering and
further impoverish the masses of our people,” he added.
The removal of the subsidy is among plans the government
believes would address problems in the sector, which have to a head recently
“It amounts to capitulation and outright deception for those
of us who led millions of people out in the street a few years ago against pump
price increase and against subsidy removal to now give economic excuses to
justify the same,” argued Sani.
- CAJ News