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Saturday, 30 March 2013

A Tale of Two Quotes! Here we go again! :-)

"We cannot continue to waste resources meant for a greater number of Nigerians to subsidise the affluent middle class, who are the main beneficiaries (of fuel subsidy). We believe that as we progress, government is going to continue to enlighten Nigerians on the need to remove fuel subsidy" ~ President Goodluck Jonathan
"Finally, for the avoidance of doubt and at the risk of being repetitive, this administration is not considering the issue of removal of fuel subsidy in the nearest future and certainly will not embark on any such programme without extensive consultations and engagements across the various segments, interests and stakeholders in the Nigerian polity."
~ Doyin Okupe (
SSA to President Jonathan on Public Affairs) - March 2013

47 Comments:

  • At 30 March 2013 at 00:13 , Blogger ★★PRINCE CHARMING™★★ said...

    Machinations of a purposeless administration. *LongHiss*

     
  • At 30 March 2013 at 00:14 , Blogger BONARIO NNAGS said...

    Lindiway the former was prompted by the reactions of angry Nigerians,immidiately the partial fuel subsidy was removed.
    The later is just a recent attempt at dousing the fears of the public of an imminent total fuel subsidy removal.
    so the quotes aint out of place.

    ~BONARIO~says so via NOKIA3310

     
  • At 30 March 2013 at 00:15 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    Go sleep o leave. These pple if they give u post now u go take change mouth go sleep lin lin

     
  • At 30 March 2013 at 00:19 , Anonymous Duke Emeka said...

    The kinda country we live in. Saying different things.

     
  • At 30 March 2013 at 00:22 , Blogger BLOGLORD said...

    Bunch of confused people. they say A today and B tomorrow. Seriously, I've given up on the Nigerian govt.

     
  • At 30 March 2013 at 00:29 , Blogger famousphive said...

    Getting ready for re-election...silly people

     
  • At 30 March 2013 at 00:30 , Blogger famousphive said...

    Getting ready for re-election...silly people

     
  • At 30 March 2013 at 00:32 , Blogger ↭PRINCE JOBLESS↭ said...

    When Nigeria becomes a 4th world country; please feel free to wake me up!

     
  • At 30 March 2013 at 00:33 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    Who is decieving who, I wonder.

     
  • At 30 March 2013 at 00:34 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    we need good leaders

     
  • At 30 March 2013 at 00:37 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    Statements like this are one of the reasons why some people can't wait to see you leave Aso rock come 2015. Jona can't you see that oppositions will politicize this and use it as a frontier to advance their war for a replacement by 2015. The people are living in fear. This isn't the right time to make statements like this.

     
  • At 30 March 2013 at 00:51 , Anonymous Ada Ejike Onyeama said...

    Conflict. Ana asi. Tufiakwa!!!

     
  • At 30 March 2013 at 01:38 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    Lol!

     
  • At 30 March 2013 at 02:17 , Blogger Eze Chukwumereze said...

    There is a total disconnect between the masses and the government.
    I suggest that no election should hold 2015 till we see answers to the many questions that have been lingering since 1960. I feel so pained that Brazil,Singapore and UAE are ahead of us in development.

     
  • At 30 March 2013 at 03:08 , Blogger FAbuLoUSiTy said...

    Naaaah boss! Ur evil wishes will neva come to pass so feel free to sleep on *rme*

     
  • At 30 March 2013 at 04:58 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    The last time i checked, we cant sleep on their words....*hissssss* that brocade wearing bastard knws what Nigerians want hear...
    .....Kelvin

     
  • At 30 March 2013 at 05:42 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    This Jonathan is an fool forget. EVERYBODY benefits from the fuel subsidy because everybody moves around!!! Everybody uses one form of transport or another. Vulcanizers use fuel. Pepper grinders nko? Dont the poor people give their kids transport money to go to school everyday? Doesn't the market woman use a bus or a taxi to convey her wares and even herself to her stall everyday?
    This Jonathan needs someone to tell him things. Does he know the amount of buses in Lagos and how many people rely on them everyday to get somewhere or the other just to bring food home?This was what he said January 2012 that it was the kids of those in Lagos that benefit the most from the fuel subsidy. This man is not alright for this statement and this line of thinking.

     
  • At 30 March 2013 at 05:44 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    Dee Jona!! We nigerians are seriously going to occupy naija dis time, including dat ur Aso hideout. Monki wey don dey wear shoe. D zoo in bayelsa awaits u come 2015 Mtchewwwwwwwwww....

     
  • At 30 March 2013 at 06:23 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    Nija polticians cant be held for dr words, ds statement by 2mrow can change to '' afta consulting every necessary quarters we hv decided to remove fuel subcidy in d interest of the lower class Nigerians''.

     
  • At 30 March 2013 at 06:57 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    abeg help me tell linda o, wots d tale here now? Abi she jst wan creat another avenue for jobless ppl like PC n PJ to abuse Mr president?

     
  • At 30 March 2013 at 07:00 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    Jona. Jona. A weak president come 2015 then u will understand.

     
  • At 30 March 2013 at 07:09 , Blogger owoyemi lateef said...

    hnmmmmm

     
  • At 30 March 2013 at 07:16 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    Oga Jona has obviously forgoTten the existence of propaganda. I see this coming back to bite in 2015

     
  • At 30 March 2013 at 07:24 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    Bonario, you just got my respect for your brilliance. Linda abeg read again and consider the circumstances under which the statements were made.

     
  • At 30 March 2013 at 07:34 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    Linda. Jonathan statement cant be in 2012. Check well

     
  • At 30 March 2013 at 07:41 , Blogger Reckbeck said...

    What a funny country

     
  • At 30 March 2013 at 07:42 , Blogger Reckbeck said...

    What a funny country

     
  • At 30 March 2013 at 07:47 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    Dem be craze people

     
  • At 30 March 2013 at 08:07 , Anonymous martin sandler said...

    mehn **** nigeria, i came to ur country with gud purpose, gave ur stupid FG my agendas for poverty alleviation and they were asking me for mobilization money to approve the project and attach it to estate devt. which is not what i propose... had to leave ur country in anger with hope never to come back till courruption is dead! feel soo sorry for d poor whose voice are rarely heard

     
  • At 30 March 2013 at 08:37 , Anonymous Ifeanyi Aneke said...

    Please madam, read the two comments again. I think you are jumping the gun here. If you read Dr. Okupe's comment, you'll see that he is not saying anything different from what the president has said. He is only adding that they'll consult widely before removing the subsidy. Please, read the comments again.

     
  • At 30 March 2013 at 08:58 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    Jonathan was speaking at the Nigeria
    Summit 2013, organised by The Economist, in Lagos, on Tuesday 19th March while Okupe made the counter comments a week later. The presidency is obviously is dire confusion

     
  • At 30 March 2013 at 09:07 , Blogger PROUDLY LESBIAN GIRL said...

    Hmmmmmmmmm

     
  • At 30 March 2013 at 09:08 , Blogger PROUDLY LESBIAN GIRL said...

    Hmmmmmmmmm

     
  • At 30 March 2013 at 09:15 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    Let's all be realistic here! To end corruption in this country, we need 2 start individually. Every1 in Nig is corrupt. Let's start by obeying traffic laws, getting our vehicle papers right,stop cheating people @ work or in business, stop encouraging ourselves and younger ones 2 use machineries for exams or cheat during exams,avoiding shortcuts and go 2ru d right means instead of bribing our way to the top etc. If they put us in this position of power, we might do worse.Except individuals change, Nigeria cannot change. Let's start grooming good leaders. God help us!

     
  • At 30 March 2013 at 09:34 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    It is not a counter, comment. Joe sys he needs 2 enlighthen nigerians on the need to remove fuel subsidy(dat means removal is paramount for him&d 2nd comments says now dat it has been removed there is no reversal,so its a confirmation of the 1st statement LINDA ENGLISH!!!!!

     
  • At 30 March 2013 at 09:43 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    Totally right

     
  • At 30 March 2013 at 10:38 , Blogger edewi oghosa said...

    These are mere words

     
  • At 30 March 2013 at 10:42 , Blogger edewi oghosa said...

    If jonathan could treat triumph and disaster the same way then he his man a enough to lead nigeria.

     
  • At 30 March 2013 at 11:03 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    U r sooo rite. We keep blamin d govt 4 everythg but we may do worse if in govt positions 2moro. Corruption is sooo deep rooted in almost every individual in Nigeria its scary. We really nid 2 change our orientation as a people.

     
  • At 30 March 2013 at 12:12 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    Pj ad pc controvercial punks must u alwais b negative?

     
  • At 30 March 2013 at 12:53 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    Lindiway Juxtapose the two quotes, it's still thesame meaning, but our leaders should make and implement laws that will favor our course in this country and not mare us.

     
  • At 30 March 2013 at 13:39 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    This man, after being caught renting hideout to terrorists in Lagos, he decided to drop the fuel subsidy issue in order to pacify the people of Lagos and Southwest in general. Smart move.

     
  • At 30 March 2013 at 13:48 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    The two statements do not really contradict each other. One promises to eventually do it while the other says there are no plans to do it anytime soon. It doesn't say it won't be done ever

     
  • At 30 March 2013 at 14:01 , Anonymous Gentle Meek said...

    Na so, na naija we dey.

     
  • At 30 March 2013 at 16:18 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    These are criminals that you've elected into power. 2015 will be here soon. Vote them again because they're your tribe and religion.
    SMH

     
  • At 30 March 2013 at 16:33 , Blogger Adele said...

    Actually Bona, the former (statement by Pres GEJ) was made recently, this month in fact, at the annual summit of The Economist News Magazine. Not sure of the exact date but it was sometime in the middle of the month. The same day that the Fed High Court Abuja, in a suit brought by activist lawyer - Bamidele Aturu, declared deregulation illegal. I know this for a fact because I read it myself in the papers. So Linda is quite right.

    I'm not surprised about this double speak though. It was the same as how they practically swore they were still in consultations before abruptly removing fuel subsidy on 1 Jan 2012.

     
  • At 30 March 2013 at 20:35 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    Oh oh! Its a pity. There are so many other ways uu can help the poor that might not involve meeting with FG, u could try Lagos state Govt, they hv alistening ear

     

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