Our take on the removal of subsidy..We've had all sorts of debates over the removal of petrol subsidy..
The case for and against is now the talk of town..Its now a war between the wailers and hailers.. Someone asked us, CKN News,are you guys for or against the removal of subsidy?..
Our simple answer to her was that we have nothing against the removal but will that solve our problems?..All over the world including U K and the United States of America,their government subsidise a lot of things..Just tell us one single service or product Nigeria is subsidising..
Electricity tariffs which ought to be subsidised has been increased by this government by over 100% since it took over in less than one year..
Petroleum which ought to be subsidized has been increased by about 80% by this same government. The new price hike on petroleum will have a multiplier effect..
The cost of transport will rise..It will affect the prices of food like rice, garri, Yam, beans, onions, tomatoes, pepper ,house rents and even school fees..
Meanwhile, there is no corresponding increase in salaries..Those in power said we should try to swallow the bitter pills now and enjoy later..
Are they also swallowing same?..How many of them buy fuel or pay house rents..Has the President reduced the number planes in his fleet..Has the Governors cut down on their convoys..Have the members of the National Assembly taken a salary cut?..
Whatever bitter or sweet pills they are talking about is targeted only at the poor and some people are clapping in total approval..The market woman will not ask for your APC card when you go to buy food stuffs..
We re in this together..This government should find a way of helping the masses rather than inflicting more pains and adding more salt to our already bruised wounds.
Even if the subsidies must be removed,the government should as a matter of urgency put palliative measures cushion the effect..This government rose to power with the promise of being a people oriented government..Its actions so far have not proven that..
President Buhari should be told in clear terms that the burden is getting too heavy for Nigerians to bear.
GOD BLESS NIGERIA..