from N86.50 to N145 of Premium Motor Spirit (PMS) otherwise known as
petrol, describing it as insensitive and demonstration of the level of
hatred the President Mohammadu Buhari led All Progressives Congress
(APC) government had for Nigerians.
The governor, who said the over 70 per cent increment was another
vindication of his predictions on what to expect in 2016, added that
it was now clear that the scarcity of petrol being experienced in the
last three months was deliberately orchestrated by the federal
government to pave way for the already conceived increment.
According to his Special Assistant on Public Communications and New
Media, Lere Olayinka, Governor Fayose said “Nigerians are now left at
the mercy of political liars who took over power by deception and are
governing by deceit.
He said he was waiting for the reaction of those who took to the
streets to protest when fuel subsidy was removed by the Dr Goodluck
Jonathan administration in 2012, urging labour unions in the country
to stand by their members always, not minding the political party in
He said; “When they were seeking for votes from Nigerians, they
promised to reduce petrol pump price to from N87 to N45 per litre,
they promised to create three million jobs per year, they said $1 will
be equal to N1 and above all, they promised to pay unemployed youths
N5, 000 stipend and provide one meal a day to pupils nationwide.
“Instead of fulfilling their promises, they have increased petrol pump
price to N145 per litre, increased electricity tariffs, retrenched
thousands of workers and imposed untold hardships on Nigerians.
“As they did in 2012, if labour leaders do not also stand up for the
people at this time, posterity will not forgive them.”