Monday, October 10, 2011

Anxiety mounts over plan to remove fuel subsidy

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.

Ogini said: “The position of PENGASSAN and NUPENG is that we cannot give in to the  removal of subsidy

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