Stop Subsidy Payment, Lawmaker Urges Buhari

Stop Subsidy Payment, Lawmaker Urges Buhari

Wednesday, November 25, 2015 10:24 pm

Pally Iriase

Pally Iriase

By Jethro Ibileke/Benin.

President Mohammadu Buhari has been advised to remove subsidy paid by the Federal Government on imported fuel.

The Deputy Chief Whip, House of Representatives, Pally Iriase, who gave the advice while speaking to journalist in Benin, said Nigerians were being fleeced and inflicted with pains because the continued payment of subsidy.

He added that the panacea to the lingering fuel scarcity was to stop what he termed ‘negative populism of retaining fuel subsidy.’

“If the government want to face the reality, they should stop this negative populism of retaining fuel subsidy. It does nobody any good. Everybody knows it. I believe that the time is ripe to remove subsidy. The landing cost is not what Nigeria is being made to pay for. Why not allow the importers do it themselves and sell at a competing price.

The lawmaker noted that the present fuel scarcity was not a problem of the All Progressive Congress but part of the rot left behind by the PDP government.

The Deputy Majority Leader explained that he joined others to previously kick against subsidy removal because the government removed subsidy and still fix prices of fuel.

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