Previous Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar, on Monday rubbished President Muhammadu Buhari’s contrast of Nigeria’s fuel rate with that of Saudi Arabia and other nations paying greater.
Atiku, who spoke through his Media Aide, Paul Ibe explained Buhari’s contrast as, “needless and unneeded.”
Remember that President Muhammadu Buhari had actually stated fuel will now cost N161 per liter in Nigeria.
Speaking throughout his Independence Day across the country broadcast, Buhari had actually kept in mind that other countries such as Ghana, Niger, Chad Saudi Arabia offer fuel at a greater cost than Nigeria.
Faulting the president’s remark, Ibe questioned why Buhari would compare Nigeria with Saudi Arabia, which pays a base pay of over Three Hundred Thousand Naira.
According to Ibe: “That contrast is unneeded and needless since the scenario in Saudi Arabia is various from Nigeria, I’m informed, though yet to confirm that base pay in Saudi Arabia is comparable to N375, 000 so why will you compare such nations.
” It’s like comparing oranges and apples if not why you now compare an economy where the base pay is N375, 000 to that whose base pay is N30,000.
” The contrast is needless, unneeded and there can be no reason. At this moment, we require to concentrate on our own internal difficulties and see how we can artistically resolve them which was why Atiku Abubakar had long earlier stated that aid as it was then was not sustainable and something required to be done.
” Unfortunately, it’s coming at a time when the chances are all staked versus Nigeria. We are chasing after the possibility of an economic crisis, we simply came out of COVID-19 and things are extremely tough for countless Nigerians who are attempting to make ends fulfill, and they are now confronted with this.
” The timing wasn’t a wise one, it might have been done previously.
” But the good news is they have actually pertained to acknowledge what his Atiku has actually been stating that the aid routine as it was not sustainable and does not make financial truth versus the times we remain in.”