By Chris Udochukwu
Abuja (Precise Post) – The increase in pump price of fuel, otherwise known as premum motor spirit (PMS) announced by the federal government yesterday has continued to spring up reactions.
Most of the reactions Precise Post have come across made comparative analysis of the economic situations prior to the inception of the President Muhammadu Buhari’s government and what obtains now. While others compare the policy statements of foreign countries in the post COVID-19 era vis-a-vis that of Nigerian government.
Some of such reactions are coming from past public figures as former governor of Ekiti State, Ayodele Fayose, former Minister of Aviation, Femi Fani-Kayode and Special Adviser to former President Goodluck Jonathan, Pastor Reno Omokri.
They made the reactions when they took to their respective verified twitter handles at different times.
According to Fayose:
“Petrol is now N151.56. The increment was made when other countries are adopting measures to reduce the effects of COVID-19 lock down on their citizens.
“Just in case those who led the Save Nigeria protests across Nigeria during PDP govt of Jonathan are not aware.
On his part, the former Minister of Aviation, Femi Fani- Kayode who approach his reaction via analysis, gave statistics of 2015 and present position of same indices as follows:
Bag of rice =N8,500
External debt =$9.7bn
Bag of rice =N25,000
External debt =$27bn
“In the 2015 presidential campaign, I warned Nigerians that this would happen if Buhari was elected.
“I shouted it on the rooftops morning day and night but the people refused to listen. Instead they insulted me & rejected GEJ. Let them continue with their insults and enjoy their plight. This is a sad testimony but worse of all is that there is far more to come. Sai Baba!”
On his part, the Special Adviser to former president Goodluck Jonathan, Reno Omokri said:
“America plans a new $2 trillion stimulus for citizens in the wake of #COVID19. Ghana’s has been paying utility bills for citizens for months. And Nigeria’s answer to COVID19 is increasing electric and fuel prices? Nigeria badly needs a new occupant in Aso Rock!