The founder and President of the Yoruba socio-cultural group, the Oodua People’s Congress (OPC), Dr Frederick Fasehun, has warned President Goodluck Jonathan not to implement the proposed removal of oil subsidy to avoid unprecedented national crisis.
The OPC leader said the planned fuel subsidy removal would cause more economic pains and hardship to many Nigerians.
He urged members of the National Assembly not to approve the plan, if they are genuine representatives of the people.
Fasehun wondered why an oil-producing country, such as Nigeria, should be import-dependent.
He blamed those in power for not putting the interest of the nation at heart.
Addressing reporters yesterday at his Century Hotel, Okota, Lagos, Fasehun condemned the killing of some Nigerians by the Boko Haram sect on Christmas Day.
He appealed to the Federal Government and law enforcement agencies to bring the perpetrators to justice.
The OPC founder decried the Transformation Agenda of the Goodluck Jonathan administration, saying high-level insecurity and the proposed removal of fuel subsidy would spell doom for the country.
Dr Jonathan, he warned, should not remove the subsidy now that many Nigerians have almost lost confidence in his administration’s ability to protect their life and property.