Fayose condemns petrol price increment, says “FG insensitive to Nigerians plight”


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Ekiti State Governor, Mr Ayodele Fayose has condemned
the increment from N86.50 to N145 of Premium Motor
Spirit (PMS) otherwise known as petrol, describing it as
insensitive and demonstration of the level of hatred the
President Mohammadu Buhari led All Progressives
Congress (APC) government had for Nigerians. The
governor, who said the over 70 per cent increment was
another vindication of his predictions on what to expect in
2016, added that it was now clear that the scarcity of petrol
being experienced in the last three months was deliberately
orchestrated by the federal government to pave way for the
already conceived increment. According to his Special
Assistant on Public Communications and New Media, Lere
Olayinka, Governor Fayose said “Nigerians are now left at
the mercy of political liars who took over power by
deception and are governing by deceit. He said he was
waiting for the reaction of those who took to the streets to
protest when fuel subsidy was removed by the Dr Goodluck
Jonathan administration in 2012, urging labour unions in
the country to stand by their members always, not minding
the political party in government. He said;“When they were
seeking for votes from Nigerians, they promised to reduce
petrol pump price to from N87 to N45 per litre, they
promised to create three million jobs per year, they said $1
will be equal to N1 and above all, they promised to pay
unemployed youths N5, 000 stipend and provide one meal
a day to pupils nationwide. “Instead of fulfilling their
promises, they have increased petrol pump price to N145
per litre, increased electricity tariffs, retrenched thousands
of workers and imposed untold hardships on Nigerians. “As
they did in 2012, if labour leaders do not also stand up for
the people at this time, posterity will not forgive them.”

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