Nigerians Lambast Jonathan For Removing Fuel Subsidy

GE admin January 1, 2012 21

Many Nigerians may be biting their fingers for electing President Goodluck Jonathan into office. His insensitive attitude towards the plight of the common man on the streets is ridiculous and unacceptable. Within the last one week, President Jonathan has shown Nigerians twice how less he cares about their well-being with his attitude.

The first one was his insensitive comment on the Christmas day bombing of Christians, while the second one was the removal of fuel subsidy. This morning Nigerians woke up to a hike in gas prices at 138 naira a liter (112%) which is more expensive than fuel in the US in a country that produces fuel.

Since fuel prices has gone up, one can only guess that all mode of transportation and cost of living will subsequently increase while salaries remain low. A lot of Nigerians are barely surviving and living below poverty line.

The Nigeria Vanguard published some reactions:

“we see the action as wicked, insensitive, and a clear demonstration of deep contempt for the plight of Nigerians majority of who are presently at the lowest ebb,” she said noting that the administration did not mind Nigerians suffering if only to please the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund, IMF.

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“It is our considered view that this decided action of the Federal Government is not only traitorous, but very callous desire to hurt the Nigerian people, while pandering to the imperialistic intervention of foreign interest. Undoubtedly, this latest decision clearly negates the provision of Section 14(2b) which declares that: “the security and welfare of the people shall be the primary purpose of government.”

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“What is bewildering, however, is that a regime that pretends to derive its legitimacy from the people is implementing a policy that obviates the need for the assent of the People’s representatives. This is a clear mutation towards fascism and declaration of war on the Nigerian people!

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21 Comments »

  1. Joke January 1, 2012 at 22:40 - Reply

    It’s tough to be a Nigerian in these day and age and they wonder why people are moving anywhere but staying in this country.
    FIrst it’s Boko Haram, now increased fuel price.
    God help us!

  2. Discard president by God January 1, 2012 at 23:13 - Reply

    God will destroy your government, nigerian problem is not fuel subsidy right now. After nigeria peoples die everyday by terrorist, God will purnish you & your family mr president & you’ll fail in Jesus name. Motherfucker

  3. Apostle Perez Iyiola Oluyemi January 1, 2012 at 23:30 - Reply

    If you ‘d looked into some earlier hard copies or online News publications of Daily Trust and Champions…You would see my reactions and warnings against the removal of this subsidy intended to done in this dastardly act and manner of insensitivity by Nigerian Presidency and its team to the glaring plight of the masses…This decision was taking in such a gestapo and fascism manner, without carrying the Assemblies(National Assemblies: the People’s Representatives) along. Against all uproars and condemnations of the Public, Media, foreign and local Human Rights Activists, notwithstanding this insensitive government still went ahead to announce the removal and skyrocketing prices…To the Great Thinkers and Globe Watchers around the Nation and the Globe, it looks glaringly to us, there might be a secret agenda of an evil cartel to break up this Nation which incited and promoted the inspiration to increase the fuel prices, and also blatantly failing to build refineries as promised in the campaigns. The Labour Force, National Assemblies and Human Rights Activists all need to rise up to the tasks of correcting this foul play…The importers of the refined fuel and their godfathers in Polical Parties are primarily parts of the evil backers of this non-people friendly and public-demeaning and masses-oppressing policy.

  4. Discard president by God January 2, 2012 at 00:32 - Reply

    This term all nigeria bad leader we die in war of split of this nation

  5. Angry man January 2, 2012 at 00:36 - Reply

    This is the end result of wickedness on the part of powers that be. Nigerians take note, jonathan, okonjo and others are agent of USA( IMF) . All policys are from the US. Let us remember the word of the CIA… 2015, that is if its not before that year. Only time will tell. Wish Nigeria a good suffering and smiling.

  6. Art Michael January 2, 2012 at 02:02 - Reply

    Thank you Mr. President. You have delivered on your promises. You promised to bring change…well, you’ve done just that. You promised to improve on the efforts of your predecessors…again, you are improving on their malevolency, infamy and megalomania. You promised to reward the Nigerians…what wonderful rewards we get! Many have died by bomb blasts in your regime of control over this polity, and it’s quite ironic to note that the perpetrators of these dastardly acts get better treatment and more audience than do the unfortunate and hapless masses of The Niger Area. Nothing is being done about the hundreds dying from attacks of uncontrolled terrorism. You had our support-more than any other other politician had ever enjoyed since Abiola-and what did you do with it? You took and wiped your excreta and dumped it in the toilet paper box. Perfect treatment, isnlt it? But ask yourself this, Your Excelleny, Mr President…Do we deserve all this?

  7. Art Michael January 2, 2012 at 02:24 - Reply

    Thank you Mr. President. You have delivered on your promises. You promised to bring change…well, you’ve done just that. You promised to improve on the efforts of your predecessors…again, you are improving on their malevolency, infamy and megalomania. You promised to reward the Nigerians…what wonderful rewards we get! Many have died by bomb blasts in your regime of control over this polity, and it’s quite ironic to note that the perpetrators of these dastardly acts get better treatment and more audience than do the unfortunate and hapless masses of The Niger Area. Nothing is being done about the hundreds dying from attacks of uncontrolled terrorism. You had our support-more than any other other politician had ever enjoyed since Abiola-and what did you do with it? You took it and wiped your excreta. Perfect treatment, isn’t it? But ask yourself this, Your Excelleny, Mr President…Do we deserve all this? You said that you understood our pains, being once a poor boy growing up in Bayelsa; now we know you do understand, and you think we are not suffering enough. So we have to be plunged into fresh suffering, to suffer until 2015. Well, Nigerians are strong, Mr President. President go, president come, but Nigerians dey. Carry go, sir. But remember, that what you sow you will also reap…ask OBJ, your mentor.

  8. The Young boy frm Germany January 2, 2012 at 03:55 - Reply

    Goodluck is a badluck;devil incarnate frm water goddess frm bayelsa state of nigeria.

  9. olatunji January 2, 2012 at 05:29 - Reply

    it is obvious dt this was nt called by God he was called by devil school are on strike and then these it will not be well with you and your family amen*100times we Nigerians God help us

  10. Mr president i greet u nomatter the kind of evil that may have befalling on our country. Two questions, why is it difficut for u and ur cabinets 2acertain d problems of the poor masses and have it solved instead u keep creating more? Should the poor masse January 2, 2012 at 07:21 - Reply

    Mr president please save our country from suffering!

  11. anonymous January 2, 2012 at 09:47 - Reply

    Goodluck ebele jonathan is a born curse to nigeria. A fool of d highest order. We regret having elected him to power same way he’s going down thru us.

  12. paul sniff January 2, 2012 at 12:26 - Reply

    I’m not surprise Ebele Gudluck Jonathan. U n your mumu wife will soon feel the wrath in the power of the people. Just get ready too!
    Lest i forget, God Purnish You.. Fool.
    You won’t get away with this.

  13. Hybrid Samuels January 2, 2012 at 17:30 - Reply

    Why in this world do we have people who with one mouth bless and in split seconds cause and wish death, why did you guys just forgot in a hurry MAGRETH THACTHER OF GREAT BRITHIAN, am a private sector driven person, I hv watched this country for the past two decades to find out govt does not have the capacity to manage anything to any useful and logical conclusion. If they want to take their hands off this fuel issue AM SAYING THEY SHOULD DO IT IN A HURRY,we may go tru initial pain just lik I bought my MTN STARTER PACK N17,000 In 2001, though mtn made their money then but ten years has since gone right now a starter pack is almost free, this initial pain we all have to bear NOW for the sake of posterity. This is my personal opinion is not everyone that is taking has the genuine interest of this country at heart. Take a trip to PHC REFINARY ALESA ELEME OR THE ONE IN KADUNNA, OR THE ONE AT WARRI. WHEN YOU ARE DONE THEN GO TO BONNY AND SEE THE LIQUIFIED PLANT THERE MANAGED BY PRIVATE DRIVEN COMPANY FOR NIGERIA STATE. For record purposes av never been in govt or ever done any thing for nig govt but let’s KNOW THIS FOR SURE JUST I LIKE TOLD SOMEONE THIS EVENNING PETROL PRICE WILL FALL. I JUST HAVE THIS ONE THING TO ASK THE GOVT TO DO FOR NIG PEPOLE- allow private hands to manage the refineries 100% so we can have healthy competition that will force the pump price of petrol down eventually. Thank you for reading.

  14. Mfon Bekeh January 3, 2012 at 03:34 - Reply

    We regret to anoumce d sudden demise of Mr. Goodluck Ebele J. who will by force pass away due to his mental illness that arose removal of fuel subsidy. Wait o! Na u put d subsidy wey u remove am? U no well, u can no go unpurnish until u reverse dis for the sake of Nigeria.

  15. The Truth January 3, 2012 at 06:41 - Reply

    Let the TRUTH be spoken and heard. Let us head for the streets, all we need to save ourselves and our families is a REVOLUTION. Non of them in government positions pay or buy fuel with their own money, we feed them, we cloth them, they live on our sweat, they have sucked us dry and yet they want us dead. Can’t you understand, how can someone steal N85Billion and still be walking free, do you know how much Dimeji Bankole stole and others? Why was Cecilia Ibru jailed? Are we saying some are more equal than others? They want us to suffer to death, but we are saying NO!!!

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