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Nigerians divided on fuel subsidy (2)

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Mixed reactions have been trailing the proposal to remove the fuel subsidy. While some want the Federal Government to stop the policy, others say the masses would suffer if subsidy is removed.

‘THEY SHOULD REMOVE THE SUBSIDY’- James Anthony

The thing with fuel subsidy is, will the money be properly reinvested into the country, and not wasted or embezzled by a few persons? Yes, it should be removed. I will advise Buhari and PPPRA that when they remove the subsidy, they should ensure all the marketers sell at a uniform price. Not one is selling at N90, another would be selling at N120.

‘I DON’T THINK IT SHOULD BE REMOVED’- Modupe Comfort

No, I don’t think it should be removed. Things will become really expensive, like when Jonathan did it in 2012. You know the price of fuel affects every other thing market. It won’t help the common man, only the rich will benefit, I’m sure there are other ways for the government to get money.

‘LET THE SUBSIDY BE REMOVED’- Jide Fatai

I don’t want subsidy removed because that’s the only hope of the poor. The moment the subsidy is removed, prices of fuel per litre will definitely go up. And that will cause another crisis that may even be worse. But on the other way round, if removing it will make all the products available all round the year and the prices will be affordable, let the subsidy be removed.

In that case, the President himself will take charge of the account. And now, that Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) has been split, I think there will be less corruption in the system.

‘MY OPINION IS THAT IF SUBSIDY IS AN IMPEDIMENT TO THE GROWTH OF OUR OIL SECTORS’- Cynthia Emmanuel

My opinion is that if subsidy is an impediment to the growth of our oil sector, let it be removed. But that decision takes a lot of consideration because of the state of poverty in the land. My fear is that if it is removed, the prices of fuel and other products of will skyrocket and that will eventually make it difficult for the poor masses to buy them.

The decision to remove oil subsidy can only yield a long term dividend, not short one. So, care must be taken so that Buhari won’t bite his fingers at last.

‘I DON’T THINK THERE IS ANYTHING WRONG IN THAT DECISION’- Oluwole Dopemu

I don’t think there is anything wrong in that decision so far it will be handled with all sense of seriousness. Left to me, all I believe is that whether or not subsidy is removed, it doesn’t guarantee sanity within the system. What I will rather suggest is that the President himself should handle petroleum sector on account of his pedigree and integrity.

However, whether or not subsidy should be removed, he needs to be very careful before putting his pen on paper.

‘IT SHOULD BE REMOVED’- Ayinla Olawale

Absolutely! Because when it’s not an option, the government will be forced to create real policies that will actually heal the fuel problem and better the economy, so it should be removed.

‘SUBSIDY SHOULD NOT BE REMOVED’- Kelechi Eze

No, because we are suffering because of the little one that was removed not to talk of totally removing it, we will just suffer a lot more so, subsidy should not be removed.

‘THEY SHOULD REBUILD OUR REFINERIES FIRST’- Dapo Olawumi

If it is for the betterment of Nigerians, it should be removed. But, the money should be invested in rebuilding our refineries.

‘I THINK THE BEST THING TO DO IS TO REMOVE IT’- Funke Adebisi

I think the best thing to do is to remove it. A lot of people are using it as an advantage to milk the country dry. Nigerians will not die if it is removed.

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