Increased Petrol Taxes: Ngozi Is Wrong And Exceptionally Callous – Femi Fani-Kayode

Published:6 Jan, 2012

In my view Ngozie Okonjo-Iweala is the problem. She is the architect of this policy. She serves the interests of the IMF and the World Bank more than she does the interests of the Nigerian people. That has always been the case but OBJ controlled her with a firm hand when we were in power and he used her to secure a good deal for us on the foreign debt issue because she knew the system. If the World Bank asks her to jump she will ask ”how high”? This is the woman that is virtually our Prime Minister today. No wonder we are in trouble. People like this have very little feeling for the masses and they cannot empathise with their pain. Even the traditional politicians empathise more with the ordinary people because they have to interact with them on a daily basis but these so-called technocrats do not and they do not really care. All they care and think about is the full implementation of the economic prescriptions of the IMF and the World Bank and they don’t care how painful and drastic the implementation of those prescriptions are. I have tremendous respect for Ngozi as a person and frankly I happen to actually like her because she is civilised, well-bred, exceptionally intelligent, warm and affable. However we have a completely different world-view. Her world-view is that the ”Third World” should live at the behest and by the grace of the Bretton Woods monetary institutions and she believes in a fully globalised world where the second slavery (i.e. international debt) holds sway and keeps the poorer nations of the world in their proper place. My view is that nations were not created to be broken down into vassal states which are remote-controlled, punished, enslaved and impoverished by a few greedy international bankers that run the IMF and the World Bank.

I do not trust these foreign international monetary institutions and those that work for them and my vast knowledge of history shows me that wherever they go in the world they only spread misery, poverty, unreasonable conditionalities, misery and wickedness. Their yoke is heavy and they are simply tools of oppression that are firmly in the control of all-mighty America and western Europe. These are the forces and the people that are causing GEJ to derail. He should stand up to them and he should not give in to their intimidation and threats. He has nothing to fear from them because the western world itself is now going through its own major financial crisis and it is crumbling. Nigeria is big enough and strong enough to face them down no matter what and chart her own course. What they are using him to do is to impoverish the Nigerian people, weaken them and bring them down to their knees. They did the same in South America through the 80’s and the 90’s and they are still doing it in Africa. Even the nation of Ghana, which has a far more stable and prosperous economy than Nigeria today and which has just discovered oil, was forced by this hidden hand that controls their government to remove their own oil subsidy on xmas day of all days. What a terrible xmas gift to the Ghanaian people. Since then prices for virtually everything in Ghana has doubled. And we can be rest assured that after the trickle down effect sets in we should expect the same in Nigeria- everything will double or triple in price including food, transport, diesal, kerosene, petrol, commodities, the general cost of living etc. This is unecessary, unfair, wrong and exceptionally callous.

  • “Against the insidious wiles of foreign influence, the jealousy of a free people ought to be constantly awake; since history and experience prove that foreign influence is one of the most baneful foes of republican government.” -George Washington, 1st United States President, in his presidential farewell, September 17, 1796.

    It is abundantly clear that NOI is acting the script of the World Bank and the IMF. Nigerians, we must arise and stop her! I say ‘No’ to the removal of the fuel subsidy!

  • Omojuwa, so you haven’t been aware? Prices of commodities in Nigeria started increasing on the same day the removal of subsidy was announced. To feel the the pulse of the economic crisis going on now, go ask how much a sachet of pure water now sells for. It is presently #10 standard price and #15 at uncontrolled price.

  • Abdulsalam, G.T

    This is the gimmick:
    After all our protests GEJ/Ngozi/IMF will say they have heard the cries of poor Nigerians. They’l probably bring it down to N100 or N120. I hope Nigerians dont fall for that!

  • “It is very very easy to destroy… but to build? Now there’s a tough one!”

    The only good thing about this write up is the first three words ‘in my view’ because the whole thing is so shockingly ignorant that I wonder if you (Mr. Fani-Kayode) thought a bit before writing this nonesense down.
    “I do not trust these foreign international monetary institutions and those that work for them and my vast knowledge of history shows me that wherever they go in the world they only spread misery, poverty, unreasonable conditionalities, misery and wickedness. Their yoke is heavy and they are simply tools of oppression that are firmly in the control of all-mighty America and western Europe”

    Coming from the common man on the street is acceptable but from you Mr. Fani-kayode is poor. You have betrayed your lack of understanding of the economics at the crust of the issue and revealed your ‘callousness’ in using #occupynigeria to settle personal grieviances.
    The removal of the subsidy on PMS was poorly timed, communicated and carried out. Yes we don’t trust the government to make good use of the freed subsidy money. but in the long run subsidzing imports on PMS to the tune of $8bn is setting the country on the road to a situation worse than it is now.This is simple economics which NOI knows better than you. You did not suggest anything reasonable only came up with childish conspiracy theories of second slavery (are you kidding?) and oppression by the US. Either you tells constructive views or keep quiet.

  • Seyi

    It is clear that Chief Fani Kayode is leading a campaign to tarnish the image of Dr. Iweala. This is really unfair.

  • concerned naija

    nigerians with sentiments.cant we for once as people drop the garp of sentiments and say it as it is.Fani-kayode might have his own short comings but let the truth be told.

  • Steph

    @Ikenna all I can say is God bless you!
    You nailed it big time! For FFK to come out and start pointing fingers @iweala is like d devil accusing a demon of being wicked. Is he not part of the ‘movie makers’? Time is coming that their children won’t be proud to answer their names, their posterity will be gone!
    Over 365days after pump price was increased yet thieves are still walking our streets in babariga and agbada…..

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