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Removing fuel subsidy is a ‘sin’ against Nigerians – PDP tells Buhari

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The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) President Muhammadu Buhari will committing a grievious sin against Nigerians if he agrees to removing the fuel subsidy as advised by the International Monetary Fund (IMF) last week.

The PDP Deputy National Publicity Secretary, Mr Diran Odeyemi, told our correspondent in Abuja on Monday that President Muhammadu Buhari’s administration would be committing a sin to remove the subsidy which would inflict more hardship on Nigerians.

He said the advice by the International  Monetary Fund for the fuel subsidy removal would not be helpful to Nigerians.

Odeyemi said, “It is a sin to add to the burden of the suffering masses of Nigeria, especially at this time when food, employment and security of lives and property have been a problem.

The IMF dictation, for whatever reason, cannot work in Nigeria, and I am sure Nigerians will reject any hardship at this time.”

IMF Managing Director, Christine Lagarde, had on Thursday, during the opening ceremony of the World Bank/IMF Spring Meetings in Washington DC advised Nigeria to remove  fuel subsidy and use the savings to upgrade social infrastructure.

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