N145 petrol price: Balarabe Musa calls for mass protest


Former Governor of Kaduna State and the National Leader of the Peoples Redemption Party, Alhaji Balarabe Musa has called for a mass protest to compel the Federal Government to reverse the N145 new petrol pump price introduced on Wednesday.

The politician who made this appeal on Thursday in Kaduna said that he would support the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) planned mass protest to compel the Federal Government to reverse the decision.

Musa urged the Federal Government to reverse the new petrol pump price, stressing that the government’s action would inflict more pains on Nigerians.

“We are in trouble; the already bad situation will get worse and it will worsen the poverty level of Nigerians,“ he said.

He alleged that the proceeds from the new price of the product may only benefit some persons and caucuses within government.

The former governor also urged Civil Society Organisations (CSOs) and well-meaning Nigerians to implore the government to reverse the decision “for the sake of the masses.”

The Minister of State for Petroleum, Dr Ibe Kachikwu, announced the new price of petrol on Wednesday.

He explained that the action was taken to ensure availability of the commodity and reduce the suffering of Nigerians due to lingering scarcity of the product.

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Source:: PM Newspaper