“We Don’t Know their Faces”: Shehu Sani Raises Vital Question on Payment of Subsidies

“We Don’t Know their Faces”: Shehu Sani Raises Vital Question on Payment of Subsidies

  • A former senator who represented Kaduna Central, Shehu Sani, has commented on the payment of subsidies in Nigeria
  • Senator Sani said Nigerians are in the dark concerning the faces and names of those in whose accounts the subsidy funds are deposited
  • Sani's remarks follow the announcement of the removal of the fuel subsidy regime by President Bola Tinubu on Monday, May 29

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Kaduna, Kaduna state - A former Kaduna Central senator, Shehu Sani, has questioned the real identities of those receiving the years-long subsidy payments.

Writing on his verified Twitter handle on Thursday, June 1, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) chieftain wondered which individuals were pocketing the subsidy funds.

Former federal lawmaker, Shehu Sani, has continued to react to the FG's imminent removal of the fuel subsidy. Photo credit: @ShehuSani
Source: Twitter

He wrote:

"We have been defending the payment of subsidies but we don’t know the faces and names of those in whose accounts the money is deposited."

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Subsidy payment: Nigerians back Shehu Sani

The former lawmaker's tweet has gathered different reactions from Nigerians who also have questions for the government.

See some reactions to Sani's tweet below:

@OmegaXDreams said:

"Welcome to Nigeria, where institutions and administrations lack transparency, talk more of accountability."

@treasureagbaje also wants to know the people behind this.

@ugojack concurred:

"Exactly, who are these marketers that we don't know?"

Shehu Sani reacts as Tinubu restates plan to remove fuel subsidy

Two days ago, Sani lauded President Bola Tinubu for his decision on the fuel subsidy, stating that it is the right time to take tough decisions that are capable of revamping Nigeria’s economy.

Sani stated that there are many frauds associated with the subsidy regime.

He wrote on Twitter:

"Within seven months last year, the CBN ‘defended’ the Naira with $11.24 Billion.

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"Currently, petrol subsidy consumes N400 billion monthly.

How fuel subsidy payment is impacting Nigeria’s economy

Nigeria’s huge fuel subsidy payment is taking a toll on the country's revenue.

It has been estimated that the federal government spent a total of N10.413trn on fuel subsidies between 2006 and 2019.

In January, reports emerged that the federal government would stop payment of fuel subsidies by June 2023.

The plan, according to authorities, will help shore up the federal government’s revenue.

But the people receiving the FG's payment remain a mystery.

Petrol prices surge in Nigeria after subsidy move

In a piece of related news, Legit.ng earlier reported that the price of petrol in Nigeria tripled at government-run stations two days after newly-elected President Bola Tinubu announced he would scrap fuel subsidies in his first move after taking office.

His announcement was followed by mixed reactions as to when the measure would take place.

The previous government of Muhammadu Buhari had budgeted subsidies until the end of June.

Source: Legit.ng

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