A prominent Ijaw figure, Mujahid Dokubo-Asari, has said that had the 14th president of Nigeria, Goodluck Jonathan, removed fuel subsidy when he attempted to in 2012, Nigeria will not be where it is today.
Dokubo said 10 million US dollars was stolen under the immediate past administration of Muhammadu Buhari
The activist said a total of 80 billion dollars was siphoned off from the nation’s treasury under Buhari’s eight years in office….CONTINUE READING
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Mecca, Saudi Arabia – Alhaji Mujahid Dokubo-Asari, an Ijaw activist, has said that 80 billion dollars was stolen under the administration of Muhammadu Buhari.
Buhari, a retired Nigerian army major general, served as the president of Nigeria from 2015 to 2023.
Asari Dokubo has claimed that huge funds were stolen in the name of fuel subsidies under former president Muhammadu Buhari. Photo credits: Dokubo-Asari, Muhammadu
‘A few people are stealing massively in the name of fuel subsidy’: Asari Dokubo
During a Facebook Live on Wednesday, June 28, monitored by Legit.ng, the former separatist said yearly, 10 million dollars was stolen under the previous All Progressives Congress (APC) administration. He made the broadcast while in Mecca, Saudi Arabia, for the Muslim holy pilgrimage.
The 59-year-old, meanwhile, did not reference any source for his staggering oil subsidy scam.
“After we gave Goodluck Jonathan support to remove subsidy, did he do it?
“If Goodluck had done that, would we be where we are today? That 10 million US dollars, for 8 years, under Buhari, was being stolen. That is 80 billion US dollars. Do you know what 80 billion US dollars would have done for this country?”
Legit.ng reports that a staunch supporter of President Bola Ahmed Tinubu.
United Nations reveals the damage fuel subsidy removal in Nigeria is causing
In a piece of related news, Legit.ng reported that according to the United Nations (UN), the fight against extreme hunger in Nigeria, especially in Northern Nigeria, has increased because of high energy prices caused by the removal of fuel subsidies.
UN’s Senior humanitarian representative in Nigeria, Matthias Schmale, said on Wednesday, June 28, 2023, that about 700,000 children under five are in danger of life-threatening malnutrition, which has grown in size in the past year.
Why fuel subsidy must go in Nigeria, Kolawale Johnson declares
Legit.ng also reported that Kolawale Johnson, a Nigerian civil rights activist and head of the Directorate of Research, Strategy and Programmes of the coalition of civil society organisations, Act for Positive Transformation Initiatives (APTI) argued that only rich Nigerians benefit from the subsidy, and the ordinary or poor Nigerian benefits nothing.
Kolawole, while defending the removal of subsidy in an exclusive chat with Legit.ng, said the ending of the subsidy regime was long overdue, and the current agitation against its removal is not unexpected because those benefiting from it will definitely fight back…..CONTINUE READING