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Nigerians Divided on Fuel Subsidy (3)

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

 

‘THE FUEL SUBSIDY ISSUE IS A VERY CRITICAL ONE’ – Wale Olayanu

The fuel subsidy issue is a very critical one. On one hand, we need to remove it so we can plug the fund leakages and get our refineries working; while on the other, if it is removed it would drastically change everything. Especially in terms of prices of items, and that would be detrimental considering the naira which is already weak.

In the long run and if you weigh the cons and pros, you’d see that removing the subsidy is more beneficial to the majority of Nigerians, than the few who are currently reaping huge sums from it. I also feel when it is removed, proper and effective monitoring should be given to petrol marketers and filling stations to ensure they do not sell at unreasonably high prices all in the name of recovering their investments. If this is done, I think we would be fine.

 

‘IT HAS TO BE REMOVED’ – Henry Babatunde

We have been on this case of fuel subsidy removal for God knows how long. I really feel it has to be removed, and that’s because of the fraud that goes on behind the scene all in the name of subsidy payment. The last time we had fuel scarcity issue, the billions that was reported to be paid to the marketers is mind boggling.

Yet, every now and then, the scarcity still raises its head. It should be removed in its entirety, let’s see how much a litre of fuel would sell.

 

‘I AM SURE IF SUBSIDY IS REMOVED, WE CAN’T BE BUYING FUEL LESS THAN N250 PER LITRE’ – Bisi Olatoye

Before Buhari should consider removing fuel subsidy, he should weigh the consequences on the poor not only the rich. I am sure if subsidy is removed, we can’t be buying fuel less than N250 per litre, and that may go beyond the reach of the poor.

And I believe Buhari was voted largely by the poor with a view to having access to dividends of democracy effortlessly. So, if ordinary people can’t afford to buy fuel again, that means Buhari’s administration has equally failed. I think subsidy should remain for now.

 

‘SUBSIDY REMOVAL DOESN’T GUARANTEE REGULAR SUPPLY OF FUEL’ – Yemisi Salami

Whether or not subsidy is removed, that doesn’t guarantee regular supply of fuel. What’s important is to ensure all our refineries kick off and handled by reliable and patriotic Nigerians. Then, Buhari himself should give the ministry close monitoring if at all he doesn’t want to double as petroleum minister.

Left to me, I think subsidy should not be removed so that the product will not be more expensive for the masses. What the sector needs is close monitoring, with that there will be a way forward as far as the sector is concerned.

 

‘FUEL SUBSIDY SHOULD BE REMOVED’ – Stephen Obi

Fuel subsidy should be removed. I believe if it is removed, the government will be forced to change their approach towards helping the masses. That is, bring about good and better government policies.

 

‘I AM IN SUPPORT THAT SUBSIDY SHOULD BE REMOVED’ – Funke Babatunde

I am in support that subsidy should be removed. We didn’t die when there was fuel scarcity. I bought it N250 per litre then. If subsidy is removed, we can’t be buying it at that price. It will just be a bit higher than N87.

 

‘THINGS WILL GET WORSE IF IT’S REMOVED’ – Chike Imoh

We are all agitating for subsidy to be removed but we might find out that if it is removed things might get worse. You cannot know how a pudding tastes until you actually taste it.

 

‘I’M TOTALLY IN SUPPORT’ – Lola Adefope

Let subsidy be removed. I’m totally in support. President Buhari will spend the money accrued from it wisely unlike what happened during the Jonathan’s era. Let the accrued money from subsidy removal be used to build new and refurbish our existing refineries and on the long run we would enjoy it.

 

‘I SUPPORT THE CALL FOR REMOVAL OF FUEL SUBSIDY’ – Erondu Erondu

I support the call for removal of fuel subsidy because we actually don’t buy petrol at subsidized pump price.

It has rather been an avenue of corruption.

 

‘FUEL SUBSIDY SHOULD BE REMOVED TOTALLY’ – Hon. Nkechi Anyanwu

Yes, I support the removal of fuel subsidy because it’s the centre of corruption in Nigeria.

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