According to the Punch, members of the Nigerian House of Representatives described the policy on removal of fuel subsidy as “premature” insisting that “sources other than revenue from subsidy” should be explored to finance the budget.
He said, “We will use the law to stop this inhuman act. It is another form of terrorism against Nigerians, who are already impoverished.
“We will not fail to salvage them from this bondage and enslavement. This is another form of terrorism against the Nigerian people which we as their true representatives will not allow.”
In addition, the Minority Whip of the House of Representatives, Hon. Samson Osagie said as representatives of the people, the House of Representatives will stand with the Nigerian people to stop what he called ‘executive madness’.
“The announcement of a new regime for the downstream sector of the petroleum industry leading to the sudden hike in the pump price of Premium Motor Spirit (pms) from N65 to N141 on a New Year day represents the height of insensitivity on the part of government.
Granted that the debate was already becoming healthy and interesting but the sudden announcement of the take off of the policy on a new year day after government has prevaricated on the possible take off date is suspects and smacks of some clandestine undertones of a possible foreign or external influence. We hope to stand with the Nigerian people as their representatives to stop this executive madness. A government does not wake up and impose hardship on its people” he said.
Do you think the removal of fuel subsidy is like the Deputy Minority Leader said, “another act of terrorism against Nigerians?“