Fuel subsidy controversy and matters arising

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Once again, the media space has been dominated by the unending controversy on the issue of fuel subsidy. It is apparent that the debate which has been raging since the return to democracy in 1999 will not abate anytime soon. Top government officials have always been lamenting that fuel subsidy is a major waste and a drain on the economy without addressing the root cause of the matter. Ironically, public officeholders that are complaining about the subsidy enjoy free fuel supply.

Another key personality who has raised concern on fuel subsidy is the former governor of Central Bank of Nigeria and Emir of Kano, Mallam Sanusi Lamido Sanusi. In his remarks at the closing session of the Nigeria…



Source: Nigerian Tribune

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