Fuel subsidy removal inevitable – APC chair, Oyegun

John Odigie Oyegun, APC National Chairman

The national chairman of the All Progressive Congress, APC, John Odigie-Oyegun, has stated that the eventual removal of fuel subsidy is inevitable.

He said the gradual removal of subsidy is necessary in view of emerging and current realities.

Mr. Odigie-Oyegun made the disclosure on Tuesday when he received a delegation of the APC National Coalition for Peace and Mobilization on a courtesy visit to him at the party’s national secretariat in Abuja.

He said the current administration inherited an “infected system of subsidy run by corrupt cartels”.

“In one way or the other, subsidy must go”, the APC national chairman stated at the meeting.

He said a situation where the government spends almost a trillion naira yearly on the corruption-tainted subsidy regime is unacceptable and can no longer be sustained.

According to the APC chairman, oil cartels and their cronies resisting change have continued to blackmail and sabotage government on the issue of subsidy, a development that has resulted in the lingering nationwide fuel scarcities despite serious government efforts.
He described the fuel scarcity that the country is currently grappling with as a “national disgrace”.

Mr. Odigie-Oyegun said there is need to restructure the country’s oil and gas sector which has been marred by corruption and inefficiencies.

He said President Muhammadu Buhari’s directive to the Petroleum Products Pricing Regulatory Agency to adjust its pricing template to reflect competitive and market driven components may not necessarily result in increase in the pump price of petrol.

He said the presidential directive to the PPPRA would‎ result in a more efficient and realistic pricing system for petroleum products and also result in constant availability of fuel.

Earlier, the group’s national president, Ahmed Saleh, said the fuel scarcities impacted negatively on the party.

“The unbearable fuel queues along filling stations are indeed avoidable. The situation is impacting negatively on the integrity of the party and this noble administration of positive change.” he said.

Mr. Saleh also called on the “total overhauling” of heads of federal government Commissions, Parastatals and Agencies.

“During electioneering campaign, the APC went around the length and breadth of Nigeria informing the citizen on the ills and mal-administration of the past regime.

“However, there is need for total overhauling and new trusted heads of commissions, parastatals and agencies to be appointed for effective, efficient and result oriented service to the Nigerian citizens.

“With this our noble observation, we believe the nation will move forward and the government will be free from administrative sabotage,” he said.


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  • Say the truth

    A bunch of propagandists, hypocrites and liars. Now that reality stares them on the face they want subsidy the claim previously was non existent removed. Shameless people. Even the die hard sycophants, defenders and e-demons are developing cold feets. They have defended lies for too long and are out of tricks.

    • Kekedu

      Sore looser; sore looter.

    • excel

      The reality is that jonathan and is cronies had looted the nation dry and infuse their cartels to continue looting. Subsidy must go enough of cabals and cartels. Be an honourable looser.

      • Say the truth

        You can’t say the truth because you are blinded by party politics. When did you discovered subsidy is not the solution? The cartel and cabals have always been there. The point is why waiting till now when we could have done it before. We lost time and wasted resources because of bitter politics of lies and of desperadoes. You cried foul when others said so but now reality stares you on your face. It is easy to criticize when you are not involved. That exposes you more as clueless.

    • Felix Udoh

      These people are morally bankrupt. An empty bag can not stand tall.

  • share Idea

    PPRA as agent of government does not understand their mandate that they will be reminded by president when to review their template. Nigeria we hail thee

  • excel

    Subsidy must go… the fund should be use for sometime else, education, agriculture and infrastructure.

  • ed

    APC is morally and intellectually bankrupt. Shameless power hungry politician. No plan to move the nation forward.

  • Otile

    Is Islam still considered a religion of peace?

    The San Bernardino attackers began their relationship online and then met at the 2013 Hajj pilgrimage, according to a visa application. According to Syed Farook’s fiancée visa application, he and Tashfeen Malik made contact on a website, emailed and then decided to meet. The pair’s parents met in Mecca, Saudi Arabia, during the annual pilgrimage.They got engaged the day their parents met and planned to marry within a month of Malik arriving in the United States.

  • Felix Udoh

    The faces of hypocrites.

  • Republican in VI

    FG should stop with the procrastination, all this ambiguity is giving the petrol station owners good reason to hoard.

  • favourtalk

    Surely, this is the best time ro remove subsidy at all level, Nigeria is a great nation and any form of corruption should be eliminated at all cost, this are brought about by PDP but the change mantra will make it work