- Gani Adams has berated the federal government for the increase in petrol price
- The Aare Onakakanfo of Yorubaland lamented that this decision will have a negative economic effect on Nigerians
- The Yoruba leader, therefore, called on President Muhammadu Buhari to immediately reverse the hike
No doubt, the federal government's increase in petrol price to N151 and the recent hike in electricity tariff have angered a lot of Nigerians.
Groups, politicians and even local experts in the field of economics have decried the federal government's decision which has been described as both unfortunate and insensitive, Vanguard reports.
Aare Onakakanfo of Yorubaland, Iba Gani Abiodun Ige Adams, is one those who have vehemently berated the presidency for what he referred to as a resolve that will have a long-term adverse effect on the populace.
The renowned leader said that this is not the kind of change Nigerians voted for in the 2015 general elections.
He lamented: “This is not the kind of change we expected from a government that rode to power with very much hope and expectations from Nigerians."
Gani on Thursday, September 3, went as far as saying that the federal government "has failed in its responsibility to the ordinary Nigerian."
The powerful Yoruba leader pointed out that the government should instead look for ways to help cushion the harsh economic effects of the coronavirus pandemic on the masses.
He noted that the hike in petrol price will immediately sky-rocket the prices of essential commodities in the country for the common man.
Gani, therefore, called on the National Assembly and President Muhammadu Buhari to quickly reverse the decision in the interest of Nigerians.
He stated: “It is killing and the Federal Government must desist from embarking on policies that are capable of destroying the trust reposed in it by the people because the timing for the sudden increase is wrong.
“...we strongly appeal to President Muhammadu Buhari and the National Assembly to reverse the price in the interest of the masses.”
Meanwhile, Legit.ng reported that a former senator from Kogi, Dino Melaye, has vehemently decried the federal government's order for the increase of petrol price to N151.56 per litre which has already taken effect in some states.
On his Twitter page, Melaye described the move as wicked and insensitive and went on to say that at a time like this, the decision will affect Nigerians negatively.
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