Atiku’s Aide Reacts To NNPC Boss’ Comment On Petrol Price Hike

Daniel Bwala, an aide to former Vice President Atiku Abubakar, has rejected the excuse given by the Nigerian National Petroleum Company (NNPC) Limited (NNPCL) for the hike in the pump price of petrol.

Naija News reported that NNPCL Group Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director, Mele Kyari attributed the recent rise in petrol pump price from N540 to N617 per litre to market forces.

Kyari offered this explanation on Tuesday to State House correspondents shortly after meeting with Vice President Kashim Shettima at the Aso Villa.

Reacting to the development in a Twitter post on Wednesday morning, Bwala said since the citizens are forced to buy the fuel at international market price, Nigerian workers should be paid the international minimum wage rate.

Reacting to the development in a Twitter post on Wednesday morning, Bwala said since the citizens are forced to buy the fuel at international market price, Nigerian workers should be paid the international minimum wage rate.

Bwala also asked if the living conditions of Nigerians are equal to international standards, stressing that the fuel price hike is insensitive and inhumane.

He wrote: “We are forced to buy the fuel at international market price, but are our workers paid international minimum wage rate? Is our living conditions equal to international standards. The last time IBB implemented the world bank or IMF structural adjustment program, Nigeria went into a work bank or IMF slave market.”

 

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