Nigeria: OPC Warns Jonathan Against Fuel Subsidy Removal

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.

The Nation

  1. Mustapha Reply

    I do not support the idea of president Goodluck Jonathan to approve the removal of oil subsidy because, if is to be viewed backward to the 65 naira per litre we were used to before, we will come to the realization that some of us that are destitute felt it negatively let alone of getting the subsidy removed. I ask again where are we heading to. Nigeria is known to be one of the developed country with blessed people who are extraordinarily interlectual in all field. Is it that we are under a curse or are the leaders incompetent to the extend that they could not think of other ways except the removal of oil subsidy. If it should continue like this then I wonder what the challenge the future generation will face.

    • Geovanny Reply

      The Nigerian government shloud keep their noses out of international football.The Nigerian football federation shloud now make a statement saying that they will not accept any interference from the government.If the government ban is accepted,FIFA shloud ban Nigeria from international football forever.

  2. Ali yusif mohd Reply

    Yeah it has no ideai the goodluck jonthan, bt he sit the nigeria in troble no, nigeria i give the advance don stop the strik.

  3. Ali yusif mohd Reply

    No retreat no sarander in the nigeria,becous goodluck jonthan she don not approvel the oil subsidy

  4. Jamila lawan Reply

    I feel d world is coming to an end with the removal of fuel subsidy,already, nigeria is less developed,but now,it is more dan poor developed. The removal of oil subsidy will take us no where,execpt causing commotion amongst our selves

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