Tuesday, May 30, 2023

Yoruba Youths Issue Stern Warning Against Fuel Subsidy Removal

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A certain group known as the Yoruba Youth Council has sent strong warnings to players in the petroleum industry and President-elect Bola Tinubu against the decision to withdraw fuel subsidy.


This was contained in a press statement made by the group’s National President, Ayodele Gbologe on Thursday. They called for the current status quo of fuel prices to be maintained so as not to create untold hardship for Nigerians.

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The statement reads further, noting that an average Nigerian cannot even boast of having three meals a day, let alone cope with the price hikes that would result from the removal of fuel subsidies.

“Even up till now, Nigerian has not fully recovered from the recent satanic Naira redesigning policy, which crippled several businesses and brought hardship to citizens.

“Except government wants to pretend as if they are not aware that citizens no longer have trust in them,” Gbologe said.

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The council also expressed concern that the palliatives put in place to cushion the effect of the subsidy removal would likely be looted, further exacerbating the suffering of the masses.

The Yoruba Youth Council made it clear that it would not stand idly by while the interests of the Nigerian people were trampled upon.

The council warned that the fight to maintain the current fuel price would be more formidable than the ENDSARS protests that rocked the country in 2020.

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