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Fuel Price Increase PDP youths say fuel increment an act of cruelty

The opposition People’s Democratic Party (PDP) youth has described about 60 percent increment on fuel pump price by President Buhari led Federal Government as an act of cruelty.

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Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari speaks during a news conference after meeting with Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan in Abuja, Nigeria March 2, 2016 play Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari speaks during a news conference after meeting with Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan in Abuja, Nigeria March 2, 2016 (REUTERS/Afolabi Sotunde)

According to the group, the increase is senseless and a height of cruelty against the Nigerian people.

The group through their President, Kaduna State PDP Patriotic Youth Front, Comrade Danjuma Bello Sarki, said it is so callous for a government that have not added any value to the economic well-being of its  people since it assumed office almost a year ago to dish out such obnoxious policy on the same people that voted it into office.

"There is no justification that despite the decrease in international price of oil, which is today hovering around $45 Nigerians are still made to buy N145/Litre."

"This shows that the present government have lost touch with the yearning and aspirations of the masses. We believe that no sensible government would contemplate increase in price of Petroleum product at a time like this when Nigerians are obviously going through  excruciating hardship and lack, where prices of household commodity are skyrocketing," the president of the group said in a statement made available to Pulse.

"It is absolutely deceptive that Buhari, Osinbajo and the APC who vehemently rejected the deregulation of the downstream sector by the past administration and during the last campaigns promised to reduce the pump price of petrol from N87 to N45 has now decided to insult the sensibility of Nigerians by this increase."

"This decision of the APC administration has further exposed their disconnect  with the people and has once again prove their insensitivity to the plight of the common man. It obviously shows that Buhari and his APC co-travellers are not interested in improving the welfare of the downtrodden, but  derive joy in inflicting untold hardship on the people," the group said.

The PDP youth said the economic hardship that would follow if the decision of the fuel increment is allowed to stand will be vicious.

"There is the need for all Nigerians to reject and resist this increment. We strongly condemned this action of the APC government in its entirety and call on the Nigerian labour Congress, civil society organizations and all well-meaning Nigerians to stand up against this heinous act. We demand the immediate reversal of this harsh policy in the interest of the masses and for peace to reign."

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