ABUJA: Ex-Governor of Ekiti State, Ayodele Fayose, has said the federal government must bury the idea of plotting to increase the pump price of petrol from N145 per litre to N185 in March next year, saying: “Nigerians have suffered enough in the hands of the APC government and won’t accept any further upward review of petrol pump price.”
Fayose described the planned increment as a way of taking back whatever that is added to workers’ salary as minimum wage increment
In a statement released by his Media Aide, Lere Olayinka, Fayose stated;
“They are delaying the increment till March because of its effects on the February 2019 elections.”
“Smuggling is an outdated excuse for increasing petrol pump rice, it will no longer be accepted by Nigerians.
“Nigerians are suffering. Millions of jobs have been lost and even many of those still employed are not gainfully employed. The federal government must not add to the burden of the suffering masses by increasing the pump price of petrol as being planned.”