6 October 2011
From John-Abba Ogbodo, Bridget Chiedu Onochie, Collins Olayinka (Abuja), Lawrence Njoku (Enugu), Kelvin Ebiri (Port Harcourt), Obiora Aduba and Sulaimon Salau (Lagos) News - National .User Rating: / 1
Ex-minister says subsidy not real
IT is a policy that is still being considered. But a picture of the grim reactions the removal of subsidy on the Premium Motor Spirit (PMS), otherwise known as petrol, may trigger even before its implementation in 2012 has emerged.
The Federal Government’s move is set to draw much opposition from organised Labour. It claimed yesterday that it would only inflict more hardship on the Nigerian populace, coupled with poor infrastructural facilities that are expected to aid economic activities in the country.
The chairman of Petroleum and Natural Gas Senior Staff Association of Nigeria (PENGASSAN), Lagos State Chapter, Tunde Ogini, told The Guardian yesterday that the move was against the wish of Nigerians and that it might worsen the bad economy.