Its useless, pointless to check Nigeria’s gasoline value with Saudi Arabia’s – Atiku Abubakar
Former Peoples Democratic Get together, PDP, presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar, on Monday rubbished President Muhammadu Buhari’s comparability of Nigeria’s gasoline value with that of Saudi Arabia and different nations paying larger.
Atiku, who spoke by his Media Aide, Paul Ibe described Buhari’s comparability as, “useless and pointless.”
Recall that President Muhammadu Buhari had mentioned gasoline will now be offered at N161 per litre in Nigeria.
Talking throughout his Independence Day nationwide broadcast, Buhari had famous that different nations resembling Ghana, Niger, Chad Saudi Arabia promote petrol at the next value than Nigeria.
Faulting the president’s comment, Ibe questioned why Buhari would examine Nigeria with Saudi Arabia, which pays a minimal wage of over Three Hundred Thousand Naira.
In response to Ibe: “That comparability is pointless and useless as a result of the scenario in Saudi Arabia is totally different from Nigeria, I’m informed, although but to confirm that minimal wage in Saudi Arabia is equal of N375, 000 so why will you examine such nations.
“It’s like evaluating oranges and apples if not why you now examine an economic system the place the minimal wage is N375, 000 to that whose minimal wage is N30,000.
“The comparability is useless, pointless and there will be no justification. At this level, we have to give attention to our personal inside challenges and see how we are able to creatively tackle them and that was why Atiku Abubakar had way back mentioned that subsidy because it was then was not sustainable and one thing wanted to be finished.
“Sadly, it’s coming at a time when the percentages are all staked in opposition to Nigeria. We’re chasing the prospect of a recession, we simply got here out of COVID-19 and issues are very tough for tens of millions of Nigerians who’re attempting to make ends meet, and they’re now confronted with this.
“The timing wasn’t a wise one, it may have been finished earlier.
“However fortunately they’ve come to acknowledge what his Atiku has been saying that the subsidy regime because it was not sustainable and doesn’t make financial actuality in opposition to the occasions we’re in.”