Governor Ayodele Fayose of Ekiti State has expressed complete disapproval of the petrol price increment from N86.50 to N145. According to him, the hike is a proof of insensitivity and a demonstration of the high level of hatred which the President Muhammadu Buhari-led All Progressives Congress (APC) government had for Nigerians.
Mr. Fayose said the more than 70 per cent petrol price increment was another justification of his predictions on what to expect in 2016, adding that it had become obvious that the fuel scarcity experienced in the last three months was a deliberate plan by the federal government to pave way for the already devised increment.
Lere Olayinka, Special Assistant to Governor Fayose on Public Communications and New Media quoted his boss as saying: “Nigerians are now left at the mercy of political liars who took over power by deception and are governing by deceit”.
The Governor further stated that he was waiting for the reaction of those who staged a protest when the government of Goodluck Jonathan removed fuel subsidy in 2012, urging labour unions in the country to support their members at all times, not considering the ruling political.
“When they were seeking for votes from Nigerians, they promised to reduce petrol pump price to from N87 to N45 per litre, they promised to create three million jobs per year, they said $1 will be equal to N1 and above all, they promised to pay unemployed youths N5, 000 stipend and provide one meal a day to pupils nationwide.
“Instead of fulfilling their promises, they have increased petrol pump price to N145 per litre, increased electricity tariffs, retrenched thousands of workers and imposed untold hardships on Nigerians.
“As they did in 2012, if labour leaders do not also stand up for the people at this time, posterity will not forgive them.”