Oshiomhole Kicked Against Removal Of Fuel Subsidy Under Obasanjo – Atiku

Former Vice President, Atiku Abubakar, has recalled how the decision to remove fuel subsidy and increase fuel price was opposed by former governor of Edo State, Comrade Oshiomhole when he was President of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC).

Atiku said Obasanjo, during his tenure, had begun a phased subsidy withdrawal, stressing that despite the opposition from the NLC, two phases of subsidy removal of fuel were achieved by the Obasanjo government before leaving office in 2007.

The Peoples Democratic Party chieftain stated via Twitter that he was assigned the task of negotiating with Oshiomhole who is now chairman of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC).

He said it is sad that the current removal of subsidy for which some are being praised is the same one which ‘patriots’ like himself have been calling for and for which they were demonized.

The PDP’s presidential candidate in the last election noted that the stoppage of subsidy and price-fixing is the right move, stressing that it should have come earlier when the economy was stronger.

Below are tweets by Mr. Atiku Abubakar.Atiku Abubakar@atiku · Replying to @atiku

The stoppage of subsidy and price-fixing is a right move, although it should have come earlier when the economy was stronger.Atiku Abubakar@atiku

FG and state governments should proceed to remove other impediments and roll out incentives to spur investments in the sector, especially the numerous refineries that had been licensed but are yet to be built.  Then ensure the quality of fuel meets set standards. -AA1,119Twitter Ads info and privacy305 people are talking about thisAtiku Abubakar@atiku · 

FG finally withdraws from the fuel subsidy and price-fixing bazaar that had been rife with corruption and stalling investments. This is something patriots have been calling for and for which I was demonised. https://twitter.com/vanguardngrnews/status/1268637162934644736 …Vanguard Newspapers@vanguardngrnewsJUST IN: FG removes fuel price cap, gives marketers freedom to fix price https://www.vanguardngr.com/2020/06/just-in-fg-removes-fuel-price-cap-gives-marketers-freedom-to-fix-price/?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter … #vanguardnewsAtiku Abubakar@atiku

The stoppage of subsidy and price-fixing is a right move, although it should have come earlier when the economy was stronger.1,243Twitter Ads info and privacy372 people are talking about thisAtiku Abubakar@atiku

The Obasanjo government in which I served commenced a phased subsidy withdrawal. I was tasked with negotiating with then NLC Chairman and current APC Chairman who stood strongly against it. https://twitter.com/omonlakiki/status/1269338627680751618 …Justice Paul Ibe (Affidavit)@omonlakikiFor the avoidance of doubt, the Obasanjo administration embarked on a regime of subsidy removal. But the former NLC Chairman frustrated the efforts. Even at that, the Obasanjo government achieved some measure of subsidy removal before their exit in 2007.3,447Twitter Ads info and privacy1,577 people are talking about thisAtiku Abubakar@atiku · 

The Obasanjo government in which I served commenced a phased subsidy withdrawal. I was tasked with negotiating with then NLC Chairman and current APC Chairman who stood strongly against it. https://twitter.com/omonlakiki/status/1269338627680751618 …Justice Paul Ibe (Affidavit)@omonlakikiFor the avoidance of doubt, the Obasanjo administration embarked on a regime of subsidy removal. But the former NLC Chairman frustrated the efforts. Even at that, the Obasanjo government achieved some measure of subsidy removal before their exit in 2007.Atiku Abubakar@atiku

Nonetheless, we achieved two phases of subsidy removal of fuel and complete withdrawal of subsidy of diesel before we left office. -AA1,2

31 thoughts on “Oshiomhole Kicked Against Removal Of Fuel Subsidy Under Obasanjo – Atiku

  1. Smtin dat should been don long ago is wat we are suffering now… Bcos of one small man

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