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Falana Warns Buhari on Fuel Subsidy Removal

by on June 13, 2015
 
Lagos based Human Right Lawyer, Femi Falana alongside other eminent Nigerians have called on the Federal Government to immortalize late Chief MKO Abiola, acclaimed winner of June 12, 1993, Presidential polls by declaring June 12 Democracy Day, in place of May 29 currently being celebrated.

Falana, however, warned President Muhammadu Buhari to shelve any planned removal of the fuel subsidy but rather establish modular refineries to ease the pain of citizens.

The human rights activists Lawyer, while addressing the congregation, raised concerns that any plans to remove the subsidy would inflict pains on the masses.

According to him, “I am challenging the All Progressive Congress, APC, led Federal Government because there are pressures on President Muhammadu Buhari to inflict more punishment on Nigerians by removing the fuel subsidy.”

He stressed that those who have stolen the wealth of the country must be made to pay for it.

Falana lamented that governors have paid less attention to the diversion of public funds in the country, saying “We must take back every penny from the oil companies who owe the federal government.
On modular refinery

He said, “In our neighbouring countries, they have modular refineries and they were built between $1 million and $15 million. We must start to construct this especially in Lagos State. With this, we will not be inflicting punishment on the citizens. We will not be losing money but raise money.”

Source: Vanguard

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