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Fuel price: PDP knocks Buhari over Saudi Arabia, Egypt comparison

The Peoples Democratic Social gathering, PDP, has lambasted President Muhammadu Buhari over his Independence Day broadcast.

PDP, in a press release signed by its Nationwide Publicity Secretary, Kola Ologbondiyan, described the financial assertions in Buhari’s speech as an enormous slap on the sensibilities of Nigerians.

The occasion puzzled why the President ought to examine Nigeria with nations equivalent to Saudi Arabia, Egypt and others.

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The principle opposition occasion identified that Buhari’s speech didn’t handle calls for by Nigerians.

The PDP berated Buhari over his try to justify latest hike within the pump value of gas by evaluating the equal of N168 per liter price in Saudi Arabia, describing it as a morbid joke.

“Is Mr. President not conscious that on the typical, an individual working in Saudi Arabia earns round 4,230SAR (N430, 267) to 16,700 SAR (N1,698,693) per thirty days?

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“Our occasion expenses Mr. President to all the time examine his books earlier than making such offensive comparisons, together with the worth in Egypt the place month-to-month common incomes is round N222, 841 (9,200 EGP) in opposition to our N30,000.”

The occasion additionally frowned at Buhari’s comparability of Nigeria’s prices with different nations equivalent to Ghana, Chad and Niger the place buying powers of residents are a lot increased.

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“If the flawed assertions as evident in Mr. President’s speech are a direct reflection of how insurance policies are formulated in his administration, then one wants not surprise why our economic system is in doldrums,” the occasion said.

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