The Nigerian Federal government led by President Muhammadu Buhari and the All Progressive Alliance (APC) has been advised to have a rethink on the complete withdrawal of Fuel Subsidy for the growth of the Nigerian Economy.
Dr. Chief Collins Osuagwu, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer ZEUS oil & gas Ltd.who spoke to our Correspondent on phone concerning the call for a general Strike by organized Labour disclosed that the policy might have good intentions but I’ll time as both the Govt and the masses are grappling to come out from effects of the COVID 19 global Pandemic.
Dr Osuagwu wondered why Fed. government economic Policies that would ameliorate hardships of the Citizenry would be Crafted at a time economic indices point that the masses are being overstretched.
The oil and gas expert told Newsmen that the Subsidy Withdrawal if allowed would Portray the government as double Speak with the over-bloated relatives on post-Covid-19.
He Carpeted President Buhari for reneging on his 2015 Campaign Promises of making Pump price of (PMS) Premium motor Spirits #65.00 against #97.00 per a Litre then.
In his words, “any Leadership that encourages policies and Programmes that adds Sorrow to those being Led, Smacks absence of Vision and direction.”
The Imo born Politician and oil mogul Cautioned the Federal government not to promote nonchalance and disaffection through Policies that are at Variance with Realities. Anarchy must be resisted in pursuit of Developments. He concluded.
Our reporters recalled that Dr. Chief Osuagwu while Campaigning for Imo state governorship under YES PARTY in the 2019 general elections told Imolites his Plans, partnering Fed Govt building new Refineries. He Carpeted the Fed. government for being Selective in Choosing Cronies in building new Refineries.
The Zeus oil expert, however, appealed to the organised Labour and the Nigerian Labour Congress to Shield the planned Protest and go for more dialogue with the government as strike would add more Sorrow to already impoverished Masses.