Nigeria: Saying No To Fuel Subsidy Removal – Comparing Fuel Price In The Country With Other Nations

A concerned citizen has voiced the mind of Nigerians and their opposition to the planned removal of petroleum subsidy by the Federal Government with the following statement:

Mr President is shouting, Federal Government is shouting. Governors are shouting, even ministers. The cabals are benefiting from subsidy. Can someone tell Nigerians who these cabals are! Nigerians will never buy fuel for N140. If we do, we become the most stupid in Africa.

“The cost of fuel per litre in OPEC member states -Saudi Arabia $0.12 (N18 per litre), Kuwait $0.79 (N32 per litre), United Arab emirates-$0.37 (N57 Per litre), Venezuela 0.5$ (N7 Per litre), Qatar-0.22$ (N34 per litre), Iran-0.42$ (N17 Per litre), Algeria-$0.20 (N31 per litre), why is our own different.

Roads are bad, jobs are non existent, legislators’ salaries is astronomical, minimum wage is unsustainable, electricity is virtually at zero output and we have not been able to fix not even one of our refineries to full production capacity and President Jonathan ‘Badluck’ or whatever he calls himself and his co-thieves want to make our lives more miserable when their kids and families enjoy d best of anything life has to offer when an average Nigerian feeds on less than $3 a day.

“The hopes and aspirations of the people have been dashed by the insincerity of those at the corridors of power and as such, it will be difficult to persuade the people of their sincerity in the fuel subsidy removal debate.”

“People no longer trust the government because it has told so many lies; no capital project has been implemented 100 percent since the advent of democracy,” he added.

The ground is ripe for a revolution. If we have to revolt, let’s start now…… The revolution starts now!”

  1. 2pac prince Reply

    I don tire 4 gooluck hw me go go buy petrol 4 150 n my fada no de collect salary e bam lik dat eno bam at all so mak em try cary em yeye sense reason b4 niaja go burn oh

  2. Peter David Reply

    I AM AT A LOSS THAT NNPC HAS NOT BEEN ABLE TO SUBSTANTIATE ITS CLAIM OF SUBSIDY WITH DETAILS OF HOW PUMP PRICE OF PETROL IS ARRIVED AT N140 – N150 PER LITRE. ALSO, LET INDEPENDENT BODY COME OUT TO TELL US THE CONTRARY PRICE WITH ITS BREAK DOWN. HOWEVER, NIGERIAN GOVERNMENT IS TAKING THE PEOPLE FOR A JOLLY RIDE BELIEVING THAT NIGERIAN MASSES CANNOT REACT SINCE THE POLICE AND ARMED FORCES ARE IN PLACE TO SUPPRESS THE PEOPLE. IN FACT, THAT IS THE REASON PRESIDENT JONATHAN GAVE NATIONAL HONOUR TO ALL THE POLICE CHIEF AND HEADS OF ARMED FORCES. HE IS PREPARED TO CLAMP DOWN ON PEOPLE’S POPULAR REVOLT. BUT THAT SHOULD NOT DETER NIGERIANS, BECAUSE WE HAVE HAD MORE THAN ENOUGH OF GOVERNMENT’S INSENSITIVITY AND INHUMANITY AGAINST NIGERIAN MASSES. HOW CAN WE PRODUCE OIL AND PAY MORE THAN COUNTRIES WHO DO NOT PRODUCE AT ALL? THIS GOVERNMENT IS EXTORTIONARY. SINCE PRESIDENT JONATHAN CAME INTO OFFICE HE HAS INCREASED THE COST OF ELECTRICITY TWICE, THE LAST WAS IN JULY 2011, JET HE IS STILL CALLING FOR FURTHER INCREASE. HE IS RE-INTRODUCING TOLLS ON HIGHWAY DEATH TRAPS AND ARBITRARY PAYMENT OF N15,000 FOR VEHICLE LICENSE PLATE WHICH NORMALLY SHOULD NOT COST MORE THAN N2,000. THIS GOVERNMENT IS JUST OUT TO MILK OUT THE LAST PINT OF BLOOD FROM NIGERIAN MASSES TO BE ABLE TO FINANCE GOVERNMENT PROFLIGACY, DEFINITELY NOT TO DEVELOP THE COUNTRY. NIGERIA HAS ENOUGH RESOURCES TO DEVELOP THE COUNTRY WITHOUT RESORTING TO STEALING FROM THE PEOPLE. THERE IS NO JUSTIFICATION WHATSOEVER FOR NIGERIANS TO BE EXPECTED TO PAY MORE FOR A LITRE OF PETROL, DIESEL AND KEROSENE IN THIS COUNTRY. PD

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