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Nigeria At 60: President Buhari Announces New Fuel Pump Price

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President Muhammadu Buhari has announced a new price for the pump price of petrol in the country.

Buhari said fuel will now be sold at N161 per liter in Nigeria, noting that other nations such as Ghana, Niger, Chad Saudi Arabia and other oil-producing countries sell petrol on a higher prices than Nigeria.

He lambasted the previuos governments from 1999 to 2015 for criticising his administration when they allegedly presided over the near-destruction of the country.
Buhari, in his nationwide broadcast to mark the Independence Day celebration, said no government in the past did what his administration is doing with such scarce resources.

Buhari said his government has managed to keep things going in spite of the disproportionate spending on security.

He said that the past administrations lack the effrontry to criticise the current administration because they had the opportunity to develop and take the country to a greater height.

“Those in the previous Governments from 1999 – 2015 who presided over the near destruction of the country have now the impudence to attempt to criticize our efforts,” he said.

Buhari said that in the circumstances, a responsible government must face realities and take tough decisions.

“Petroleum prices in Nigeria are to be adjusted. We sell now at N161 per litre. A comparison with our neighbours will illustrate the point;

“Chad which is an oil producing country charges N362 per litre

“Niger, also an oil producing country sells 1 litre at N346.

“In Ghana, another oil producing country, petroleum pump price is N326 per litre.

“Further afield, Egypt charges N211 per litre. Saudi Arabia charges N168 per litre. It makes no sense for oil to be cheaper in Nigeria than in Saudi Arabia,” he said.

Buhari noted that for the country to grow and achieve great things Nigerians need to solidify their strength, increase their commitment and encourage themselves to do that which is right.

Recall that the Nigerian government through the Petroleum Products Marketing Company (PPMC) had announced a new ex-depot price of N151.56 for petrol.

In his Independence Day speech, President Buhari also took a swipe at his predecessors who he blamed for nearly destroying the country.

President Buhari said some of what he is being criticised for by these former Presidents, including the increase in fuel pump price, are “careful decisions” taken in the economic crisis caused by external factors.

He said these factors, including the drop in oil price, has shrunk available resources but added that his government has been able to do even more than his predecessors.

“No government in the past did what we are doing with such scarce resources,” Buhari said.

“We have managed to keep things going in spite of the disproportionate spending on security.

“Those in the previous governments, from 1999 to 2015, who presided over the near destruction of the country has now the impudence to criticise our efforts.

“In the circumstances, a responsible government must face the realities and make careful decisions.”

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo, who left office in 2007, has been one of the strongest critics of the Buhari administration.

About two weeks ago, he said Nigeria is drifting towards a failed and badly divided state.

“Economically our country is becoming a basket case and poverty capital of the world, and socially, we are firming up as an unwholesome and insecure country,” he had said.

3 comments:

  1. In fact, this government has ruined everything they met on ground

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  2. We can only compared Nigeria with Saudi Arabia in terms of oil price, but what of people social welfare, let's also compared that

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  3. He has just made nonsense of himself again.comparing Nations that has good welfare plans for their citizens.can't he compare how the Saudi Arabian government takes care of its citizens to that of Nigeria and see that he has impoverished the citizens of this country the more with his inhuman style of administrative.God will judge

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