Subsidy: Don’t rule Nigeria like Buhari, CAN tells Tinubu
The Christian Association of Nigeria on Saturday enjoined President Bola Tinubu not to govern the country like the immediate past government led by former president, Muhammadu Buhari.
The Christian body also warned that Nigeria under Tinubu as president will not make any meaningful progress if it fails to tackle first, the problem of insecurity in the country.
The caution by the Christian body is coming amidst the controversy surrounding the removal of oil subsidy by the Tinubu administration which has raised the price of petrol to over 300 per cent and inflicted more suffering and hardship among Nigerians
The Vice President of CAN, Rev . Dr. Stephen Baba-Panya spoke in Jos on Saturday on the sidelines of the installation of Rev Ayuba Asheshe as the new General Secretary of the Evangelical Church Winning All which held at the ECWA Headquarters in Jos on Saturday.
According to him, the present hardship being experienced by Nigerians as a result of fuel subsidy removal would have been avoided if the Tinubu-led federal government had first addressed the problem of corruption that had trailed the implementation of the policy under the past administration.
Baba Panya who is also the ECWA President said, “When you look at the removal of the oil subsidy and if it was done with integrity, nobody would have complained. As desirable as the removal of the subsidy is, the problem we are having is the corruption that has been associated with its implementation in the past years; That is what is making subsidy unattractive.
One would have wished that God will give the new government the political will to deal with the corruption in the system so that the subsidy payment that is being claimed will not be as high as they want Nigerians to believe, and it would have been at a reasonable level So that ordinary Nigerians will have the benefit of the commonwealth of the country that is coming through the oil resources”