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Sunday, 7 June 2020

Oshiomhole opposed fuel subsidy removal under Obasanjo - Atiku Abubakar

                    Oshiomhole opposed fuel subsidy removal under Obasanjo - Atiku Abubakar
Former Nigerian Vice President Atiku Abubakar has alleged that the ex-Edo state governor and chairman of the ruling All Progressive Congress (APC), Adams Oshiomole frustrated the Obasanjo-led administration's plan to remove fuel subsidy.

Atiku, who was the Presidential candidate of the Peoples' Democratic Party (PDP) in the last general election disclosed this in tweets he shared on Saturday night. 

He recalled being the one assigned to negotiate with the NLC chairman, a meeting that ended up not being unsuccessful. 

Atiku tweeted; 
“The Obasanjo government in which I served commenced a phased subsidy withdrawal. I was tasked with negotiating with then NLC Chairman and current APC Chairman who stood strongly against it. 
Nonetheless, we achieved two phases of subsidy removal of fuel and complete withdrawal of subsidy of diesel before we left office. -AA

Oshiomhole kicked against fuel subsidy removal under Obasanjo - Atiku

This is however coming a few hours after the Nigerian Government got rid of costly fuel subsidies and moved to a market-based pricing regime for petrol. Recall that the fuel subsidy programme has been a controversial topic in the country in the last few years. 

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