Petrol, electricity tariffs: APC governors vow to beg Buhari for downward review

Petrol, electricity tariffs: APC governors vow to beg Buhari for downward review

- APC governors have agreed to make an important move on behalf of Nigerians

- The governors have resolved to meet and beg President Muhammadu Buhari for a downward review of the increased price of petrol and electricity tariff

- This was disclosed on Tuesday, September 8, by Governor Baduru Abubakar of Jigawa state

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Having listened to cries, outrage and heated reactions from Nigerians over the petrol price and electricity tariff hike, All Progressives Congress (APC) governors have promised to meet President Muhammadu Buhari.

According to the Jigawa state governor, Badaru Abubakar, governors on the APC platform have resolved to beg the president on behalf of fellow citizens for a downward review of the prices, Channels TV reports.

Petrol, electricity tariffs: APC governors vow to beg Buhari for downward review
President Muhammadu Buhari and APC governors (Photo credit:
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Governor Abubakar told journalists: “We have concluded plans to meet with President Muhammadu Buhari to discuss the possible review of the price of fuel and that of electricity."

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However, the Jigawa governor said that he will remain mute until the outcome of the meeting with President Buhari.

The federal government had addressed the recent issues surrounding the price of fuel and electricity tariff.

Minister of information and culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, at a press briefing in Abuja on Monday, September 7 said the angry reactions that have greeted the latest prices of petrol are “unnecessary and totally mischievous.”

He said: “The truth of the matter is that subsidizing fuel is no longer feasible, especially under the prevailing economic conditions in the country.

“The government can no longer afford fuel subsidy, as revenues and foreign exchange earnings have fallen by almost 60%, due to the downturn in the fortunes of the oil sector. Yet, the government has had to sustain expenditures, especially on salaries and capital projects."

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Meanwhile, reported that President Buhari on Tuesday, September 8, gave his administration a pat on the back during in his speech at the first-year ministerial performance review retreat held in Abuja.

The Nigerian leader claimed that his government has done quite well in comparison with past administration with fewer resources.

Based on this, the president called on the Nigerian elite to judge his leadership style and delivery of democracy with fairness.

He reminded fellow citizens that from 1999 to 2014, the average production of oil in Nigeria was 2.1 million barrels per day sold at an average price of $100.

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