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Friday, March 29, 2013

Federal Government has no plan to remove oil subsidy, says Okupe


The Federal Government stated yesterday that contrary to the speculation in the media that the government was planning to withdraw the remaining subsidy on petrol, such plan is not on its table for now. They said for now o! :-)

The Senior Special Assistant to the President on Public Affairs, Dr. Doyin Okupe, released the statement saying:
"We wish to state categorically that, the removal of oil subsidy is not on the table of the Transformation Agenda of the President. The statement made by President Goodluck Jonathan at the recent Economic Summit held in Lagos was a frank, intellectual and well articulated contribution by the President to the discussion on the Nigerian economy at the said summit, and it was from a honest and sincere leadership perspective."
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"It is an undeniable fact that every responsible leadership, genuine stakeholder and patriot must be worried when a nation spends about  N1 trillion, an equivalent of about 20 per cent  of the national budget, on subsidy paid out to a few companies and enjoyed in the main by very few elites, while the common man benefits only minimally.

"However, it is an incontrovertible fact that sufficient allocation for fuel subsidy has already being made in the 2013 budget; therefore, there is no cause for alarm on removal of subsidy. The President and this administration are not insensitive to the plights of the Nigerian masses and will continue to pursue and execute policies and programmes that are in the overall interest of majority of Nigerians and that will bring the greatest good to the greatest number of our teeming population.

"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."


Signed
Dr Doyin Okupe

35 comments:

★★PRINCE CHARMING™★★ said...

Did GEJ consult any one back then when he did it and NLC went on strike? I just hope your words can hold water when the time comes.

Anonymous said...

He better not or?????

Anonymous said...

We have even seen the divident of the one removed, so why the noise? were are the buses he promised for the common man and all that. Oh please, has security improved? People are dying everyday.

The clueless man shud please go and sit down

Anonymous said...

Okupe na real proper "yes man". Money and power corrupts. He's a living testimony to that fact!

BobbyDonChims said...

Well all i really need in my dear country is good governance and proper grass root development, doing away with born to rule mentality, Linda honey lets embrace the fact..things ain't well in Nigeria, when you visit, you'll know what imma trying to say, you'll wanna leave immediately,the world was looking up to Nigeria, but Nigeria failed the world, emmmmmmmm Linda i'm imma crying except only you comes to pet me, sing lullabies to me, i'll keep crying.uwaaaaaaaaaaaaaa.....uwaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa still crying and rolling on floor

BONARIO NNAGS said...

Like he sort for our opinion before removing the last one.
We're just waiting for 2015 to come.

~BONARIO~says so via NOKIA3310

Anonymous said...

When he rmoved d first one whom did he tell corrupt leaders

MsLavi said...

Is Dis d Fresh air GEJ promised us? He's a Menace 2 d society.D worst govt ever!

Anonymous said...

Exactly my dear,thats how they wud talk nd do what they want later

Anonymous said...

When he returns in 2015, off goes subsidy. Real disappointment of a leader.

TruthHurts said...

Does anybody still listen to this Doyin 'Okuigbe' man

princessfummite said...

Since d last was removed, dere hasn't been any changes, things are even getting worse, he dares not remove it again...we are waiting for 2015 jst as someone said. GEJ is nothing to write home abt. SMH God help dis great nation

Anonymous said...

LOL. When the first one went even people in the senate abi House of Reps didn't know, so what is he saying?

Ogah P said...

Jona govt is d worst govt d world ll ever know of. Okupe or wot ever is ur name, tell d foolish yeye jona not to dare contest in 2015. let hope we can manage him for rest of his tenure..scumbag

steph said...

All we need in this country is a visionary leader, a leader who's primary objective is not to steal but a clear vision to lead his people cause in the past years and present we have only seen looters....can't wait for 2015. Its high time we nigerians stand up for our right and say no to corruption,together we shall attain that height.

Anonymous said...

Jona, jona, the best govt in heaven please go and die

Apple said...

If the President remove's oil subsidy , i will drive down to Abuja and STONE him. I don't know how i will get to the President or if i will get out alive if i manage to stone him but i will try :) hehehehe..

Apple said...

Please i think Mr Okupe should do something about his face!!! The guy look's like some one that sleeps in the mortuary and drink's blood. Now that yo are in govt. do something about how you look with all the money you are stealing? As far as i am concerned you are all THIVES! Your face make's me want to throw up each time i see you on my screen.

Anonymous said...

There was a country!

Anonymous said...

Who is dis1 pls? :s na with dis ya english u wan woo linda.issorai

Anonymous said...

Bonario on point...

Anonymous said...

Hmmmm......9ja wher  we heading 2???

Anonymous said...

Let's hope D̶̲̥̅̊ε̲̣̣̣̥γ̲̣̣̥ kip der words dis time,cos dis govt is all about president said dis nd no dats not wot I said(reuben abati nd jona). 2015 will soon be here#sadface4disgovt#

Anonymous said...

This man does not look healthy!! Probably bcos of too many lies!! You and that Abati

Anonymous said...

Linda, you are very funny, may be you should consider adding stand up comedy to your repertoire. I laughed when I saw, "they said for now o!" That was really funny.

Anonymous said...

Dey wait.Oshi.

jizzy said...

M I the only one or is this 'see more after the cut thing' very annoying

Anonymous said...

What a country called nigeria?when animals manage human beings

Anonymous said...

Rubbish govt rubbish leaders

Anonymous said...

Oh well, if he likes he should increase it, I will endure till 2015, thats my victory day, cos pdp is leaving for good,iam tired of listening to people like okupe, abati, sanusi, okonjo, denzani

Anonymous said...

Mr okupe u should be ashamed of ur self the so called GEJ is a failure and the worst president ever!

Anonymous said...

He better not, things having been going better 2 worst since he started dis his regime

Anonymous said...

Doyin Okupe cannot be relied on. He is a good govt spokesman.hope you know the meaning of that.their yes is categorical no. My take on this is to in the words of uncle Sege siddon look. But there is wisdom in allowing sleeping dog lie what in the face of rot everywhere.there is a limit to what the people can take.

Anonymous said...

@ TruthHurts lol real Okuigbe man, people vote wisely come 2015 PDP out!!!

Anonymous said...

What r u saying? There has been changes, Power has gone worse, security nill (increase in rate of kidnappings, robbery, killings etc), Boko haram( the faceless ninja's) bonkery, Generally suffer head has increased. Its a case of suffering and smiling. God help us.