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FG Can No Longer Afford To Subsidise Fuel, Electricity – Jimi Agbaje by nairavsdollars(f): 5:34pm On Sep 09
Temidayo Akinsuyi, Lagos

A former gubernatorial candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Lagos State, Jimi Agbaje, on Wednesday said Nigerians have very good reasons to reject the fuel price hike and increase in electricity Tariff by the Federal government.

He, however, said Nigerians must face the reality that the government can no longer afford to subsidise fuel and electricity.

The Federal Government had last week raised the pump price of petrol to N151, which propelled the Independent Petroleum Marketers Association of Nigeria (IPMAN) to direct its members to sell the product for N162 per litre.

Since the announcement of the price increase, many Nigerians have continued to protest, describing the decision as callous and insensitive.

Speaking in a chat with INDEPENDENT, Agbaje said it will be difficult for the federal government to convince Nigerians to accept the increase in a country where there are no social welfare programmes, employment rate is high and there is lack of trust between the leadership and citizens.

He said: “It is going to be a hard sell in a country where social buffers are non-existent, the health system is weak and unemployment is unacceptably high.

“There is also a lack of trust between the leadership and the citizens".

"The reality, however, is that the government can no longer afford to subsidize fuel and electricity.

“This is a good time to take another look at how our country can work better for the benefit of the majority of Nigerians who live in poverty.”

https://www.independent.ng/fg-can-no-longer-afford-to-subsidise-fuel-electricity-jimi-agbaje/

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Re: FG Can No Longer Afford To Subsidise Fuel, Electricity – Jimi Agbaje by joelbooks: 5:40pm On Sep 09
Honest assessment

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Re: FG Can No Longer Afford To Subsidise Fuel, Electricity – Jimi Agbaje by Karemarealty288: 5:42pm On Sep 09
Oga Jimi ..Abi Customer dadani.....We are waiting for you in the next 3years..

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Re: FG Can No Longer Afford To Subsidise Fuel, Electricity – Jimi Agbaje by nairavsdollars(f): 5:53pm On Sep 09
Clap

joelbooks:
Honest assessment
Re: FG Can No Longer Afford To Subsidise Fuel, Electricity – Jimi Agbaje by Jostoman: 6:11pm On Sep 09
Karemarealty288:
Oga Jimi ..Abi Customer dadani.....We are waiting for you in the next 3years..
the results of the presidential election really affected Jimi agbaje because a lot of people decided not to come out to vote because of the way inec gave atiku mandate to buhari in presidential election.

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Re: FG Can No Longer Afford To Subsidise Fuel, Electricity – Jimi Agbaje by Kepler453: 6:34pm On Sep 09
Gej administration was criticized and attacked for subsidizing oil, now this government is doing that shit again.
Hypocrisy everywhere shioor

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Re: FG Can No Longer Afford To Subsidise Fuel, Electricity – Jimi Agbaje by kenzysmith(m): 6:45pm On Sep 09
customer dada ' tunubu mole in PDP he personally buy the ticket for this guy in PDP every election just to pave way for his candidate at APC. if PDP is serious let them. give otedola or funlusho
willams wife the governorship ticket.

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Re: FG Can No Longer Afford To Subsidise Fuel, Electricity – Jimi Agbaje by Okoroawusa: 7:10pm On Sep 09
Well said. The experts are in support of Buhari

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Re: FG Can No Longer Afford To Subsidise Fuel, Electricity – Jimi Agbaje by spy24(m): 7:26pm On Sep 09
The cost of governing is too much in Nigeria

Reduce the ministries and number of ministers

Reduce the number of Senators and ther salaries

Rep should not be permanent job they should be paid only when they have sitting

Nigerian government is taking too much of national income jare

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Re: FG Can No Longer Afford To Subsidise Fuel, Electricity – Jimi Agbaje by Esseite: 7:30pm On Sep 09
Empty and dormant houses/lands should be charged development fee of 20% cost of the house per annum.

It would create a drastic reduction in cost of rent and massive investment into low-cost housings. while empty lands would be leased out for farming to avoid such development fee. thereby increasing the spending power of the populace whom mostly save all year for rent, alongside crash in food prices, increase in exports and massive job creation..

We cant keep storing scarce resources and wealth in unaffordable empty houses and structures while expecting economic growth..

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Re: FG Can No Longer Afford To Subsidise Fuel, Electricity – Jimi Agbaje by PDJT: 8:15pm On Sep 09
-So this one is now the spokesman for the Fulani Government of Nigeria (FGN).

-Next election year, they will pay and sponsor him again. grin

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Re: FG Can No Longer Afford To Subsidise Fuel, Electricity – Jimi Agbaje by JAMO84: 8:45pm On Sep 09
Jostoman:
the results of the presidential election really affected Jimi agbaje because a lot of people decided not to come out to vote because of the way inec gave atiku mandate to buhari in presidential election.
Story

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Re: FG Can No Longer Afford To Subsidise Fuel, Electricity – Jimi Agbaje by bolaayenimo: 9:55pm On Sep 09
Yes but put measures In place to cushion the effects

Okoroawusa:
Well said. The experts are in support of Buhari
Re: FG Can No Longer Afford To Subsidise Fuel, Electricity – Jimi Agbaje by Cajal(m): 10:02pm On Sep 09
Jostoman:
the results of the presidential election really affected Jimi agbaje because a lot of people decided not to come out to vote because of the way inec gave atiku mandate to buhari in presidential election.
..atiku cum too early

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Re: FG Can No Longer Afford To Subsidise Fuel, Electricity – Jimi Agbaje by bolaayenimo: 7:11am On Sep 10
He will still cum again in 2023. Bet it...

Cajal:
..atiku cum too early

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Re: FG Can No Longer Afford To Subsidise Fuel, Electricity – Jimi Agbaje by Awol1(m): 7:54am On Sep 10
Karemarealty288:
Oga Jimi ..Abi Customer dadani.....We are waiting for you in the next 3years..

Shut up!

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Re: FG Can No Longer Afford To Subsidise Fuel, Electricity – Jimi Agbaje by Thankgod2020: 8:15am On Sep 10
cool.. alright sir... I have no doubt he will purchase an apc form soon

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Re: FG Can No Longer Afford To Subsidise Fuel, Electricity – Jimi Agbaje by bayelsaowei: 8:15am On Sep 10
Ehen...na today? Cursed country..
Re: FG Can No Longer Afford To Subsidise Fuel, Electricity – Jimi Agbaje by Madibah(m): 8:15am On Sep 10
Infact what can they afford to do seff

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Re: FG Can No Longer Afford To Subsidise Fuel, Electricity – Jimi Agbaje by saheedbadmus(m): 8:15am On Sep 10
No b this man dem talk say collect money from Apc then ..

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Re: FG Can No Longer Afford To Subsidise Fuel, Electricity – Jimi Agbaje by CoalcityBoi: 8:16am On Sep 10
Rubbish

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Re: FG Can No Longer Afford To Subsidise Fuel, Electricity – Jimi Agbaje by lepagawu: 8:16am On Sep 10
I hope all this generated revenue translates to something tangible in reality

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Re: FG Can No Longer Afford To Subsidise Fuel, Electricity – Jimi Agbaje by Flexherbal(m): 8:16am On Sep 10
Which one can they do

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Re: FG Can No Longer Afford To Subsidise Fuel, Electricity – Jimi Agbaje by Luckydubby7(m): 8:16am On Sep 10
This same APC government told us in 2016 when they increased fuel from N87 to N147 that they have stopped fuel subsidy. Nigerians did not complain because of trust they have in buhari.
However, between that time till today government of lies and deceit is still paying subsidy on fuel.
Now, they have increased it again.
I want to let some Nigerians who care to reason with me that, what buhari government just did now is price increased not full deregulation.

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Re: FG Can No Longer Afford To Subsidise Fuel, Electricity – Jimi Agbaje by money121(m): 8:16am On Sep 10
Ok

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Re: FG Can No Longer Afford To Subsidise Fuel, Electricity – Jimi Agbaje by Bobotic(m): 8:16am On Sep 10
Lord Have Mercy On Your Children ! ! !
embarassed embarassed embarassed

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Re: FG Can No Longer Afford To Subsidise Fuel, Electricity – Jimi Agbaje by sotall(m): 8:16am On Sep 10
undecided

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Re: FG Can No Longer Afford To Subsidise Fuel, Electricity – Jimi Agbaje by PureGoldh(m): 8:16am On Sep 10
Which way Nigeria?
Re: FG Can No Longer Afford To Subsidise Fuel, Electricity – Jimi Agbaje by Angelinastto(f): 8:16am On Sep 10
,

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