Hardship: Review fuel subsidy removal, Falana tells Tinubu

Follow us on Social Media

Social sharing
Screenshot 20240310 064016 1

Human Rights Lawyer, Femi Falana (SAN) has asked the President Bola Ahmed Tinubu led Federal Government to review the fuel subsidy removal policy following claims that Nigeria still pays for it.

Although Tinubu, on his inauguatiion as President declared an end to the subsidy era, the World Bank and Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director of Pinnacle Oil and Gas Limited Mr Robert Dikerman recently claimed that the Federal Government still pays subsidy for the product.

As such Falana in a statement called on government to respond to them and also review the policy.

“Curiously, the Nigerian Petroleum Cooperation Limited has not deemed it fit to deny the serious allegation that fuel subsidy has been restored. Since there is no provision for fuel subsidy in the 2023 and 2024 Appropriation Acts the Federal government should, without any further delay, confirm or deny the serious allegation and end the opacity surrounding the importation of fuel from foreign countries”, Falana.

“It would be recalled that after the Muhammadu Buhari administratiion announced that it had removed subsidy on petrol, it turn around to spend N11 trillion on the so -called “under-recovery” within a period of 8 years.

“Therefore, instead of urging Nigerians to continue to endure the hardship caused by the removal of subsidies on petrol, the Bola Ahmed Tinubu administratiion. If the Federal government is spending as much as N1 trillion on fuel subsidy per month, it is hightime the policy was reviewed in the interest of the Nigerians people”.

READ ALSO  REJOINDER: FG Blows Hot Against New York Times Report On Economic Situation In Nigeria

-9News Nigeria.

Leave your comment on this post

THE ROTTEN FISH: CAN OF WORMS OPENED OF APC & TINUBU'S GOVERNMENT OVER NIGERIA'S ECONOMIC DOWNTURN

WATCH THE CRITICAL ANALYSIS AND KNOW THE RESPONSIBLE PARTIES TO BLAME FOR NIGERIA'S ECONOMIC CHALLENGES, WHILE CITIZENS ENDURE SEVERE HARDSHIPS.

Watch this episode of ISSUES IN THE NEWS on 9News Nigeria featuring Peter Obi's Special Adviser, Dr Katch Ononuju, 9News Nigeria Publisher, Obinna Ejianya and Tinubu Support Group Leader, McHezekiah Eherechi

The economic crisis and hardship in Nigeria are parts of the discussion.


Watch, leave your comments, and share to create more awareness on this issue.


#9NewsNigeria #Nigeria #issuesInTheNews #politics #tinubu THE ROTTEN FISH: CAN OF WORMS OPENED ...
DON'T FORGET TO SUBSCRIBE AND LEAVE YOUR COMMENTS FOR SUBSEQUENT UPDATES
#9newsnigeria #economia #economy #nigeria #government @9newsng
www.9newsng.com

Leave your comment

Click on the link below or Scan the QR Code to join the 9News Nigeria WhatsApp Channel

9News Nigeria Investigative Reports WhatsApp Channel
9News Nigeria Investigative Reports WhatsApp Channel
About James Moses 1951 Articles
James Moses is a 9News Nigeria news correspondent reporting from Jos, Plateau State. He is an experienced writer, journalist and blogger. He is passionate and flair for Politics, Sports and Entertainment reporting. Contact James Moses via his email address: jjmoses00@gmail.com