Tuesday, November 15, 2011


11 November 2011

GOVERNOR Rotimi Amaechi, who is also  the chairman of the Nigeria Governors’ Forum,  recently advised Nigerians to troop to the streets in protest  if the withdrawal of fuel subsidy did not bring about  the desired improvement  in their quality of life. “Hold the governors and the president  responsible if  they don’t deliver  on their promises…” he said.  Amaechi  urged Nigerians to support the decision  to remove the subsidy “to create room for openness and a pool of  funds for  massive investments in infrastructure.” Amaechi lamented  the arbitrariness and lack of transparency in the country’s  oil sector and maintained that only a complete reform would put things right.

ALTHOUGH unknown to the Constitution, the forum is a formidable group of power wielders. Even the president   succumbs  to arm-twisting by the Forum on critical issues. 

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