Group gives Buhari 7 days ultimatum to reverse fuel price hike
Nigeria Citizen Action Group, NCAG, has issued a 7-day ultimatum to President Muhammadu Buhari-led government to reverse the increase of fuel pump price from N143.8 to N123 per liter commencing from Saturday.
The group warned that it would mobilize Nigerian youths in mass to shut down NNPC and PPPRA headquarters simultaneously if President Buhari refuses to reverse the pump.
The ultimatum was given in a joint statement issued by Isah Abubakar, Mohammed Salihu Danlami and Engr Salahudeen A Lukman, President, Northern Youth Council of Nigeria, Speaker, Arewa Youth Assembly and Co-Convener, Intellectual Young Leaders Network, in Kaduna on Saturday and made available to ND REPORTERS.
“It’s so ugly and very disheartening, following the current economic reality with hardship, pain, hunger and insecurity that President Buhari led Presidency have inflicted on all Nigerians, its completely an act of irresponsibility and insensitivity for the federal government to increase the PMS Pump price at this very critical trying time in the country and globe.
“Nigerians will not tolerate this continued extortive tendencies of APC/President Buhari-led Federal government anymore, the pump prices were increased from N87 to N145 yet Nigerian never complained out of faith, with the current crude oil price in the international market, Nigerians should not buy fuel above N70 per liter but the federal government pegged the PMS price at N123 and Nigeria accepted despite it being unjust.”
The statement explained that the fact remains that the incumbent government under President Buhari has lost touch with reality and connection with basic human pain and suffering in the country.
“President Buhari must learn how to step down and listen to the masses as well consider the critical pain Nigerians are passing through on a daily basis with the current hiked pump price for PMS, Nigeria will witness high rate of crime and commodity price hike,” the statement noted.