…By Dorcas Funmi for TDPel Media.
Oil Marketers Accused of Greed and Blackmail by Former Senator Shehu Sani
In a recent development, former Kaduna Central lawmaker, Senator Shehu Sani, has criticized oil marketers in the country, labeling them as greedy individuals.
Sani expressed his dissatisfaction on Thursday, stating that these marketers consistently resort to threats and blackmail in their pursuit of personal gain.
His remarks come after reports surfaced, indicating that petrol prices in Nigeria might soon surge to as high as ₦700 per litre.
Senator Sani’s Condemnation of Oil Marketers
Senator Sani took to his Twitter account to voice his disapproval of the projected petrol price increase.
He directly called out the oil marketers, condemning their actions and accusing them of holding the country hostage through their relentless greed.
His tweet read, “Oil marketers projecting N700 per litre; that’s their way, always threatening and blackmailing the country for their greed.”
Former Lawmaker Criticizes Buhari’s Stance on Fuel Subsidy Removal
Matthew Urhoghide, a former lawmaker representing Edo South Senatorial District, recently expressed his views on the issue of fuel subsidy removal during an interview on Channels Television’s Politics Today program.
Urhoghide stated that former President Muhammadu Buhari had the power to eliminate fuel subsidy but lacked the political will to follow through.
Political Will and Dwindling National Revenue
Urhoghide argued that removing fuel subsidy would not have caused any catastrophic consequences.
According to him, Buhari’s administration failed to demonstrate the necessary determination to navigate the process.
The former lawmaker emphasized the soundness of the arguments against fuel subsidy, particularly in light of the country’s diminishing national revenue.
A Critique of Oil Marketers’ Practices and Lack of Political Will
Both Senator Shehu Sani and former lawmaker Matthew Urhoghide have voiced their concerns regarding the actions of oil marketers and the government’s approach to fuel subsidy removal.
Sani criticized the marketers for their alleged greed and tendency to resort to threats and blackmail.
Urhoghide, on the other hand, argued that Buhari’s administration lacked the political will to address the fuel subsidy issue effectively.
These perspectives shed light on the complexities surrounding fuel pricing and subsidy policies in Nigeria, drawing attention to the need for transparency, fairness, and sustainable solutions.Share on Facebook «||» Share on Twitter «||» Share on Reddit «||» Share on LinkedIn