Review fuel subsidy removal policy now, southwest NNPP tells FG 

 

The South West chapter of the New Nigeria People’s Party (NNPP) on Tuesday asked the federal government to urgently review the fuel subsidy removal policy.

South West NNPP in a statement on Tuesday by its Public Relations Officer, Mr Kilamuwaye Badmus faulted the fuel subsidy removal by the President Bola Tinubu-led All Progressives Congress, (APC) administration.

According to the party, what President Tinubu-led government told Nigerians was that with the fuel subsidy removal, there would be no scarcity of the products in the market, but the hardship Nigerians have been subjected to in the past days showed that the petroleum products are still regulated by the Federal Government.

SW NNPP maintained that since the planned removal of the fuel subsidy has failed, the best thing for the APC-led administration is to carry out urgent review of the policy.

“Nigerians have witnessed untold hardship in the past few days due to the scarcity of petroleum products in the country.Filling stations across the country are closed. There are fewer cars  and commercial buses on the roads leading to  suffering of workers and commuters. Several students are stranded by the roadside”, it said. 

The party added, ” Few fillings stations selling fuel are doing so at cut throat prices. If you are lucky to get  commercial transportation, you should be ready to pay more than you already budgeted”.

“This situation has shown that the said fuel subsidy removal by the Tinubu-led administration is a failure, a professional scam and there is the need for the urgent review of the policy.This hardship coupled with high cost of food stuffs have put ordinary Nigerians in tight corner. The APC – led federal government must put on its thinking cap and save the masses from this hardship”.