Dictator Buhari’s draconian regime, in collaboration with Nigeria’s anti-people party, the All Progressives Congress [APC], have plotted to suspend subsidy removal on petroleum products until after the 2023 general elections, in order to smoothly fool Nigerians into returning the cruel party to various political offices in the country.
This grand deception has been packaged under the claim that the regime is seeking an amendment of the Petroleum Industry Act. This deceptive claim was made by the regime’s Minister of State for Petroleum Resources Timipre Sylva whilst addressing State House media in Abuja.
Mr Sylva claimed that the Buhari dictatorship has finalised plans to approach the nation’s rubber stamp National Assembly for the amendment of the Petroleum Industry Act.
“We have resolved to propose an extension of 18 months before the removal of petroleum subsidy, but it is up to the National Assembly to decide what it will approve.
“With assent by the President on August 16, 2021, the PMS subsidy removal was therefore expected to take place effective February 16, 2022. However, following extensive consultations with all key stakeholders within and outside the government, it has been agreed that the implementation period for the removal of the subsidy should be extended,” he claimed.
In reality, the rationale for the extension of the removal of subsidy from petroleum products is as a result of the 2023 general elections which holds next year, with the cruel party knowing that any removal at this time will effectively be used against the APC at the polls, a political organisation which already has a terrible record after seven years of imposing anti-people policies, unprecedented human rights violations, illegal taxation and outright disrespect for the rule of law.
Under dictator Buhari and the APC, poverty and hardship have multiplied and Nigeria has gained the unwanted reputation of being the world poverty capital. Also, under dictator Buhari/APC regime, food prices have tremendously skyrocketed whilst unemployment has risen to a level never before seen in history.
Nigeria’s debts have also risen to over N38 trillion, a figure never before seen in the political history of Nigeria’s debt profile. Despite these astronomical figures, it is not clear what the anti-people regime has done with the borrowed funds.
However, as previously reported by CitizensAlert, these loans are obtained under the pretext of national interest and are later shared amongst the political gang who obtained them.