The Commerce Union Congress of Nigeria (TUC) has condemned President Muhammadu Buhari’s comparability of Nigeria and Saudi Arabia.
President Buhari throughout his Independence Day speech had in contrast the oil worth in Nigeria to these of neighbouring nations and even Saudi Arabia, stating that it made no sense for oil to be cheaper in Nigeria than different oil-producing nations.
In response to him, “Within the circumstances, a accountable authorities should face realities and take robust selections.”
He additionally revealed that petroleum costs in Nigeria are to be adjusted. It now sells at N161 per litre.
Reacting, the President of the TUC, Quadri Olaleye, in an announcement, stated Nigeria ought to by no means be in contrast with different nations, including that the nation had achieved nothing regardless of six many years of oil exploration.
Olaleye stated successive governments had looted, laundered and wasted the nation’s sources whereas patronising hospitals outdoors the nation.
“It’s like evaluating black and white and that is very dangerous.
“It’s so ridiculous to match Nigeria with Saudi, Dubai, or some other nation, not even in Africa as a result of with the pure sources that now we have, we might rule the world, however authorities will not be .
“There isn’t any want for this comparability as a result of it seems to be just like the president is defending fraud and the impoverishment of Nigerians.
“The reality is Nigeria has achieved nothing with all the cash constructed from oil since over six many years of oil exploration in business high quality. Completely nothing.
“All successive leaderships have completed is loot, launder and purchase properties in international land.
“So, if the president is defending the hike in pump worth, what does he wish to do with the excess they may make from the hike.
“I’m actually certain that they may give you the identical previous story of offering infrastructure when Our roads are nothing however demise traps.
“Our leaders usually are not patriotic in any respect. In Saudi Arabia now, roads, water, and to some extent, jobs usually are not massive points.
“However then alternatively, Nigerians cope with estimated payments as a result of energy companies had refused to offer meters,” he stated.