Fuel Subsidy: A Plan After The Protests

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I have been one of those in favour of the removal of fuel subsidies. However for most Nigerians the problem is not that they don’t understand the logic of spending wisely. The problem is they don’t trust the government to do so. The government has used these tricks in the past and there really is no reason to believe they are serious about investing now. As popular as the protests are, and I support them, the only tangible plan I’ve seen involves returning to N65 per liter, reducing the  cost of governance, plugging holes in oil sector and provide power. The N65 is popular however the rest are all pretty vague. Almost as vague as the government SURE plan.

I have therefore decided to try to contribute by coming up with a plan that doesn’t require people trusting the government. This is a plan to replace the governments proposed subsidy reinvestment and empowerment program. It is based on three principles: ringfencing the savings from the subsidy removal; enforcing pre agreed conditions on projects with the federal, state and local government; and providing a tool for ordinary Nigerians to monitors projects. This plan is not supposed to replace other demands by protesters. Demands such as reducing the allowances of members of the national assembly.

This plan is still in the early stages of development and all suggestions are welcome. Please email suggestions to me at thesubsidyplan@gmail.com.

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5 COMMENTS

  1. Mr President is yet to know the power of the people since he was made to believe rigging of election brought him to POWER how will he respect the People. He can never offer anytin special than been puppeteers’ puppet

    God bless Nigeria, God bless OccupyNigeria group, God bless the nigerian masses

  2. I beg make dem leave us make we go work na January be this. Strike or no strike no go change any thing. Na d poor masses dey suffer this so called subsidy strike. There re better ways to resolve this issue.

  3. Keep Shut @ Wisdom… Whats the Rubbish you are Spitting out of that Gutter you called Mouth…

    I Guess you have some Change in your Pocket, I bet you will Regret it in the Next 2 Month when the Going Start getting Tough for You… The Poster of this Article have said it all, Nigeria Government are not Trustworthy, If it were to be in America where everything is Open, I bet no one is gonna Fight over it…

    Yoruba Proverb said:- Iwa Omo ni mu Omo se Okigbe..

    U better Open your Eyes to Reality and Stop Saying Rubbish over Someone else Job..

  4. Mr President is yet to know the power of the people since he
    was made to believe rigging of election brought him to POWER
    how will he respect the People. He can never offer anytin
    special than been puppeteers’ puppet

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