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Monday, 14 March 2016

Lai Mohammed claims FG has nothing to do with the fuel and power crisis in the country


According to the minister of information and culture,Alhaji Lai Mohammed the present fuel scarcity in Nigeria is as a result of the strike by unions int the oil industry and not because of the non availability of the product. He also revealed that by 2018, the country would be exporting refined crude. He made these revelation on Channels TV's Sunrise program today.  Excerpts......

“One of the policies of this government is to ensure that by 2018, we will not be importing refined products. We hope that by 2018 the country will become a net exporter of refined products. “We believe that we do not need to employ tactics that will become counter-productive to the same people we are trying to protect” .

On the issue of fuel subsidy.......

“The government is looking at the template to eliminate corruption so that when the price of crude goes up, we will still be able to sell at the same level. The government is not concentrating on the issue of subsidy, rather it is more concerned about ridding the entire industry of corruption and inefficiency and getting a more market-base price.”
The minister also said that the government is not fully responsible for the power crisis in the country. Alhaji Mohammed said that the combination of vandalism, sabotage, industrial action and routine maintenance on the Nigerian Gas Company pipelines was responsible for the drop in power which reached peak output of over 5000 megawatts on February 2nd. He also stated that government had sold its stake in the power sector and was now playing the role of a regulator.





“One of the policies of this government is to ensure that by 2018, we will not be importing refined products. We hope that by 2018 the country will become a net exporter of refined products. “We believe that we do not need to employ tactics that will become counter-productive to the same people we are trying to protect,” he stated. The minister responding to questions on fuel subsidy and implementation, said that the government had reiterated that with the low price of crude, there was no subsidy in the pump price. He said: “The government is looking at the template to eliminate corruption so that when the price of crude goes up, we will still be able to sell at the same level. The government is not concentrating on the issue of subsidy, rather it is more concerned about ridding the entire industry of corruption and inefficiency and getting a more market-base price.” The minister also said that Nigerians must come to terms with the fact that the government is not fully responsible for the power crisis in the country. Mohammed said that the combination of vandalism, sabotage, industrial action and routine maintenance on the Nigerian Gas Company pipelines was responsible for the drop in power which reached peak output of over 5000 megawatts on February 2nd. He also stated that government had sold its stake in the power sector and was now playing the role of a regulator. Nigerians on Twitter will however have none of that, as the tweets below suggest many were not happy about the Kwara-born politician’s comments. READ ALSO: Lai Mohammed denies own words about Nigeria’s economy Read their tweets below:
Read more: https://www.naij.com/762999-lai-mohammed-reveals-saboteurs-behind-nigerias-oil-power-challenges.htmlnnnnmm
“One of the policies of this government is to ensure that by 2018, we will not be importing refined products. We hope that by 2018 the country will become a net exporter of refined products. “We believe that we do not need to employ tactics that will become counter-productive to the same people we are trying to protect,” he stated. The minister responding to questions on fuel subsidy and implementation, said that the government had reiterated that with the low price of crude, there was no subsidy in the pump price. He said: “The government is looking at the template to eliminate corruption so that when the price of crude goes up, we will still be able to sell at the same level. The government is not concentrating on the issue of subsidy, rather it is more concerned about ridding the entire industry of corruption and inefficiency and getting a more market-base price.” The minister also said that Nigerians must come to terms with the fact that the government is not fully responsible for the power crisis in the country. Mohammed said that the combination of vandalism, sabotage, industrial action and routine maintenance on the Nigerian Gas Company pipelines was responsible for the drop in power which reached peak output of over 5000 megawatts on February 2nd. He also stated that government had sold its stake in the power sector and was now playing the role of a regulator. Nigerians on Twitter will however have none of that, as the tweets below suggest many were not happy about the Kwara-born politician’s comments. READ ALSO: Lai Mohammed denies own words about Nigeria’s economy Read their tweets below:
Read more: https://www.naij.com/762999-lai-mohammed-reveals-saboteurs-behind-nigerias-oil-power-challenges.html

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