(News investigators) The Aare Ona Kakanfo of Yoruba land, Chief Gani Adams, has expressed disappointment over the current economic hardship in the country triggered off by the removal of fuel subsidy.
In a statement by his Special Assistant on Media, Kehinde Aderemi, on Thursday, Adams said Nigerians did not expect this kind of hardship under President Bola Tinubu, being from the South-West.
Adams said, “This situation is becoming very unbearable. There is no country in the world like Nigeria (a major producer of oil) where the citizens are groaning in pain over an insensitive increase in the prices of fuel.
“We knew how much we bought fuel before now. Nigeria is yet to survive the subsidy removal that led to the sudden increase in the price of fuel from N187 to N500 per litre before it was jerked up to N617 per litre within two months. It is painful. No sensitive government would be happy when its citizens were suffering.
“It is imperative for me to speak up, especially with what we are experiencing now in the country. It is unfortunate; this is not what we expect from a President who is coming from the South-West region of the country.
“A father must work on the best way to solve the problem of the children.”
“All over the world, many things have been subsidised in the interest of the mass of the people. Power, health, food, and other necessities of life are being subsidised.
“Petrol, being the main commodity that moves the economy, and now the same product is being sold for N617 per litre. It is unbearable.
“For instance, an ordinary Nigerian worker travelling from the mainland to the island on a weekly basis would spend 25 litres of fuel per day—that is over N15,000 naira,” Adams lamented.
He called the President “to retrace his steps in order to save the country from this hardship.”